Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses

Straziami ma di baci saziami (internationally released as Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses) is a 1968 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi. The film parodies Italian photonovels[1] and the popular subculture.[2][3] It had a great commercial success.[4] All the DVD releases (in Italy, too) have the credits in English.

Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses
Directed byDino Risi
Written byAgenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Dino Risi
StarringNino Manfredi
Ugo Tognazzi
Pamela Tiffin
Music byArmando Trovajoli
Release date
4 October 1968
Running time
100 min


Marino and Marisa are two villagers of a small mountain village in the Marche region, where the mentality of the people is still very backward. The two love each other very much and want to marry, but because of one day Marisa Marino is forced to leave for Rome. The experience of the trip and the sudden and drastic change in life is too big for Marisa. In fact she never recovers and prefers to forget Marino, which instead follows her and tries desperately to the point of ending up on the pavement. Meanwhile, Marisa is married to a wealthy gentleman and very appssionato painting and music: Umberto. Uncio The problem is that this man has remained silent for the shock of an accident. Marisa Marino chasing the same and all three protagonists find themselves in the house of Umberto.



  1. Lino Miccichè. Una vita difficile, di Dino Risi: risate amare nel lungo dopoguerra. Marsilio, 2000. ISBN 88-317-7432-8.
  2. Paola Mingoni. Cinema da ridere in 201 film. Giunti Editore. ISBN 88-440-1243-X.
  3. Enrico Giacovelli. La commedia all'italiana. Gremese Editore, 1995. ISBN 88-7605-873-7.
  4. Masolino D'Amico. La commedia all'italiana. l Saggiatore, 2008. ISBN 88-565-0026-4.
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