Monella (film)

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Monella Poster.jpg
Directed by Tinto Brass
Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci
Written by Tinto Brass
Carla Cipriani
Starring Anna Ammirati
Music by Pino Donaggio
Cinematography Massimo Di Venanzo
Edited by Tinto Brass
Release date
  • 26 June 1998 (1998-06-26)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian, French

Monella (titled Frivolous Lola in the UK) is a 1998 Italian comedy-erotic film directed by Tinto Brass.


Lola (Anna Ammirati) is the teenage daughter of widow Zaira (Serena Grandi) living in a small Po Valley town (filming location is the comune of Pomponesco and Dosolo)[1] in the 1950s. She is engaged with young Masetto (Max Parodi credited as Mario Parodi), soon to get married but she is very much intrigued by sex, further provoked by the antics of her libertine stepfather André (Patrick Mower). Lola's advances for premarital sex jeopardise her relationship with Masetto who firmly believes in the girls' virginity before marriage.


The story takes place in northern Italy in the 1950s. Lola and Masetto are about to get married. Masetto wants to keep Lola as a virgin until they are married. But Lola is impatient to remain in chastity until the wedding night. She wants to be sure that Masetto is a good lover, before she commits herself into marriage. She does everything to trick Masetto into breaking the moral tradition.



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