L’escot

L’escot. 1987.

  • Director: Antoni Verdaguer
  • Duration: 104 minutes
  • Genre: erotic-en
Synopsis: Marta is a young radio host presenting a radio program called "L'escot" (cleavage) where she tells the erotic adventures she experiences during the day. For her, men have no significance beyond sex, until the day she falls in love with one.

Commentary:

‘L’escot’ is one of the most successful Catalan films of the eighties. This erotic film was distributed internationally in countries like Italy, Yugoslavia, Japan, Mexico and the United States. It marked the film debut of Brazilian actress Laura Conti, who achieved popularity thanks to the movie.

The film is an adaptation of the novel ‘Amarrada al piló’ written by Maria Jaen and published in 1986. It replaced the scenes set in Cadaqués, in the original manuscript, for Ibiza, in the film. Images recorded on the island were filmed in September 1986 and in them we can see Ses Salines beach and the districts of Dalt Vila and Marina, among other location. Ibizan Josep Antoni Bonet and Juana Piña also made a brief appearance in the film.

‘L’escot’ was well received by the press. The veteran film critic Miquel Porter Moix praised the direction of the actors, the staging and dialogues, placing the film above the average of the Catalan productions of that time.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of production studio Filmótica.

 

References:

Avui. Miquel Porter critic. February 25, 1987.

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  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Producer Ópalo Films (Spain)
  • Director Antoni Verdaguer
  • Photography Magí Torruella
  • Art Direction Ramon B. Ivars
  • Edition Amat Carreras
  • Music Ramon Muntaner
  • Sound designer Joan Quilis
  • Casting Laura Conti, Abel Folk, Ferran Rañé, Jaume Valls, Mingo Ràfols, Pep Pla, Micky Suter, Óscar Bosch, Josep Antoni Bonet, Manuel Moncusi y Juana Piña