Fuego (1969) from Tuna

Fuego (1969) is an Argentinean soft-core starring Isabel Sarli. She was the first person to appear nude in an Argentinean film. The former Miss Argentina 1955 met film-maker Armando Bo, and starred in 30 of his films. Upon his death, she retired from acting. Fuego was one of the Sarli films that enjoyed international distribution.

Isabel was known as the "cleanest actress in the world," because she had a nude water scene of some kind in nearly every one of her films. Although she was good at comedy, this, like many of her films, was a naturalistic melodrama.


We see Sarli's enormous breasts repeatedly, including a shower scene, screwing in the snow, swimming in a lake, and in a lesbian encounter. We also get brief looks at her bush and buns. 

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The DVD is very nicely dubbed, and is a well-saturated 4/3 transfer, although full of dust, scratches and artifacts

Sarli plays a nymphomaniac who does every man in sight, and spends the rest of her time in a lesbian relationship with her maid.  Then she falls in love and marries, but no matter how hard she tries, she can't remain faithful. The moralistic element was common in early soft-core films, as it helped provide "redeeming social merit".  

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C. The film is only of interest as an example of early film nudity, and for its star.

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