Malicious (Template:Lang-it) is an Italian comedy. The original title Malizia is Italian for "malice". It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2] For their performances Laura Antonelli and Turi Ferro won the Silver Ribbons for best actress and best supporting actor.[3]


The film is about the parallel desire of a widower and his three sons for their new housekeeper. The film challenged sexual taboos by presenting and mixing such themes as a teenage male sexually harassing an adult woman and her eventual rapacious response.


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Laura Antonelli as Angela

Following the death of his wife, a father of three sons (aged 18, 14 and 6) hires an attractive young housekeeper named Angela (Laura Antonelli), and soon becomes engaged to her.[4] His sons are also infatuated with Angela, and each of them uses their particular way to approach and capture the apparently innocent and naive young woman, and to see more of her body. But only one of them succeeds in dominating and conquering her: the middle son, the teenager Nino. He blackmails her into eventually tolerating his increasingly aggressive physical sexual harassment. He ordered her to get naked as he chases her around the house.


  • Laura Antonelli – Angela
  • Turi Ferro – Ignazio
  • Alessandro Momo – Nino
  • Tina Aumont – Luciana
  • Lilla Brignone – Granma
  • Pino Caruso – Don Cirillo
  • Angela Luce – Widow Corallo
  • Stefano Amato – Porcello
  • Gianluigi Chirizzi – Nuccio
  • Grazia Di Marzà – Adelina
  • Massimiliano Filoni – Enzio


The film was the most popular Italian film in Italy in 1973 with 11,756,327 admissions, the 11th most of all-time.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 La classifica dei film più visti di sempre al cinema in Italia (January 25, 2016). Retrieved on October 4, 2019.
  2. Awards for Malicious. Retrieved on 2010-06-30.
  3. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 
  4. Samperi Salvatore: Malice (Malizia). Rai International. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.

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