An alienated mother with three children joins a radical political group while her kids play strange games that carry them to death one after another. Salvatore Samperi, best known for his erotic movies from the 70s, explores children's innocence and perversity in this disturbing tale with surrealistic elements. The Italian actress Carla Gravina and her own children in real life play the main characters in the film. - V. Gomez
In a nutshell, this is quite a remarkable film; intriguing in terms of an apparent but dysfunctional family bonding, yet somewhat disturbing. The nudity blends well with the story line and is not suggestive in any way.
Peter Pan is alive and well, but which Peter Pan, I hear you ask?
This truly unique movie is an intriguing mixture of coming of age themes, political satire and dark humour. Indeed, without the humour, some scenes would appear to be in very bad taste (the torture of the elderly maid, for example). However, the fact that it is so stylishly put together combines with the light hearted elements to make it highly entertaining. There are many iconic 1960s images (cars, clothes, household items etc.) and the director does a fine job of displaying both the innocence of children and their vulnerability to corruption by the adult world - hence the eldest boy is seen walking on a beach, delivering a political speech, naked except for his beloved Nazi helmet. Happily, for non Italian speakers, there are now versions of the film available with English and other subtitles.