We are releasing on CD, for the very first time in full edition, Nico Fidenco's drama "Country lady" OST.
Nico Fidenco (pseudonym of Domenico Colarossi), notorious singer and author of cult OSTs such as the Emanuelle series, has composed an evocative musical commentary directed by his all time collaborator Giacomo Dell'Orso, which reflects the struggle both internal and physical of the members of a family. This daily battle full of resentment and humiliations has the Po valley fogs on the background, wistfully described by a recurring theme with strings, very sweet and sad, where a feeling of extreme lonliness emerges. The author contrats the sweetness with dissonant tracks, which reflect the characters' mood. He also alternates many fox-trots of that period. For this 60:00-minutes-long CD we used Recording Session's stereo masters.
DIRECTOR AND CAST
Directed by Claudio De Molinis in 1980 and starring Philippe Leroy, Rossana Podestà, Christian Borromeo, Silvia Dionisio, Daniele Gohl, Serena Grandi, Mario Maranzana, Elisa Minardi, Carmen Scarpitta, Antonio Serrano, Silvano Tranquilli.
During Fascism Guido Maldini, manager of the property on behalf of his cousin Floriana, lives in a ranch in the Po valley with Anna, his wife, their children Alberto and Elisa and the maid Aida. Dispotic and violent, Guido exercises his power, without any sign of faithfulness nor devotion, on his wife and children. Once every two weeks he goes to the nearest brothel, he even forces Anna to do humiliating sexual practices. He also despises Alberto, young shy and sensitive boy, judging him spineless and coward. After trying multiple times to escape from home, the boy - who even tried to shoot his father – seems to find peace when his cousin Gloria comes to the ranch, planning a getaway to Milan together. Even this plan fails because the girl, who is raped by Guido in front of his son to demonstrate his virility, leaves the ranch for good. At this point, all the family members and the maid, team up to kill him, by simulating a suicide through hanging.