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La strega in amore (1966)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  August 1969 (USA)
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A historian goes to a castle library to translate some ancient erotic literature. While there he discovers what he believes to be supernatural forces at work.

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Sergio Logan
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Aura
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Fabrizio
Sarah Ferrati ...
Consuelo Lorente
Margherita Guzzinati ...
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Vittorio Venturoli ...
Marco Romani
Ivan Rassimov ...
Il bibliotecario
Ester Carloni
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia
Elisabetta Wilding
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A historian goes to a castle library to translate some ancient erotic literature. While there he discovers what he believes to be supernatural forces at work.

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Both Luis Buñuel and Carlos Saura had considered making a film out of the novel "Aura" by Carlos Fuentes. Fuentes wasn't too happy with this version and declared that either Buñuel or Saura would have done a much better job. See more »

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Odd atmospheric modern witch tale
17 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Had an opportunity to view a 16MM print of the English-dubbed version. Dubbing is often a distraction, but this is one of the better dubbed films of its era. Stylistically, this is a very slow European modern witch tale, not likely to appeal to the 'Creature Feature' crowd (which is surely why it bypassed US theaters and landed on late-nite TV). The acting, camera-work, direction and music (by IL POSTINO Oscar-winner Luis Bacalov) are all moody and well-done. Unfortunately, the slowness of the yarn (which builds the erotic tensions so well during the first half), minimizes the impact by the climax. Still, this is an intelligent, ADULT, and erotic piece which is worth searching out for high-minded horror fans.


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