Nest of Vipers

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Nest of Vipers is a thriller directed by Tonino Cervi.


Main Details

  • Released in 1978
  • Color
  • Production Co: Mars Film
  • Distribution Co: Cinema International Corporation (CIC) (1978) (West Germany) (UK) (Italy) | Morava Film (Yugoslavia) (theatrical) | Paramount Pictures (1979) (Canada) (Québec) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled) | Universal Pictures International (UPI) (1978) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Director: Tonino Cervi
  • Starring: Senta Berger, Ornella Muti, Capucine, Paolo Bonacelli
  • Produced by Piero La Mantia
  • Music by Vince Tempera
  • Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi
  • Film Editing by Nino Baragli

Also known as

  • Ritratto di borghesia in nero
  • Die nackte Bourgeoisie
  • Moeurs cachées de la bourgeoisie
  • Portrait of a Bourgeois in Black


  • The story of an obsessed love...and the three destinies shaped by it.


In post-war Italy, a young musician first has an affair with an older woman, and then her young piano student. The lady gets jealous and hatches a devious plan to take revenge.

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