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Amore tossico (1983)

The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.

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Credited cast:
Cesare Ferretti ...
Cesare
Michela Mioni ...
Michela
Enzo Di Benedetto ...
Enzo
Roberto Stani ...
Ciopper
Loredana Ferrara ...
Loredana
Mario Afeltra ...
Mario, the pusher
Fernando Arcangeli ...
Debora
Mario Caiazzi ...
Ciccione
Silvia Starita ...
Psicologa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Falerio Ballarin ...
Capellone
Maria Galleoni ...
Madre di Mario
Massimo Maggini ...
Massimo
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The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.

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Acqua azzurra, acqua chiara
Written by Mogol and Lucio Battisti
Performed by Lucio Battisti
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Hard-hitting Italian drugsploitation.
17 January 2015 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Amore Tossico"(1983)directed by Claudio Caligari is an unforgettable and sometimes funny drugsploitation flick about a group of youthful drug addicts living in Ostia,a bleak seaport of Rome.Cesare Ferrari who plays long-haired Cesare died of AIDS in 1989.Almost all the characters in "Toxic Love" were real-life heroin addicts and this is the main reason why "Amore Tossico" is such an extraordinary little film.The film looks painfully real.Teens desire heroin injections almost constantly,they led mundane lives of prostitution and/or armed robbery and all of them have battered veins.Some scenes in "Toxic Love" are downright disturbing and unforgettable like convulsing of Cesare's girlfriend after using a bad mix of cocaine.The climax is tragic and sad.If you liked "Requiem for a Dream","Trainspotting" or "Christiane F." "Amore Tossico" will hit you hard.8 broken dreams out of 10.


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