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The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)

Beatrice Cenci (original title)
A young Italian noblewoman plots with her lover and her family to murder her abusive father leading to an uproar in the community and the Roman Catholic church set in 16th Century Italy.

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Cast

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Adrienne Larussa ...
Georges Wilson ...
Francesco Cenci (as George Wilson)
Mavie ...
Antonio Casagrande ...
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Catalano (as Pedro Sanchez)
Max Steffen Zacharias ...
Prospero Fadinacco
Raymond Pellegrin ...
Cardinal Lanciani
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Gasparro
Mirko Ellis ...
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Calogero Micciche'
Gustavo D'Arpe
Umberto D'Orsi ...
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Alfio Petrini
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In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazed landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle and sexually abuses her as well. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, her besotted servant Olimpio, as well as a local bandit, named Catalano, to plan Francesco's murder. Written by Anonymous

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September 1976 (USA)  »

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Olimpo Calvetti: It's so humiliating to have been unable to withstand the torture...
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A simple soldier shouldn't be too suspicious.
21 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those expecting a typical horror movie will be disappointed, as the horror depicted here is the Catholic Church's use of torture in the Middle Ages, and their greed. Fulci doesn't flinch from presenting the evil that was the church in that time.

Those who do not like period pieces may find this film dull, but Fulci does a great job producing a work that is both beautiful and interesting.

Adrienne Larussa was beautiful and did a very good job as the title character. Her father, played by Georges Wilson, was an evil man who kept her locked up. Wilson does a very good job portraying someone you really want to see die.

You have to love a strong determined woman. Even in the face of torture by the church, she remained strong.

Definitely not a movie for faithful Catholics.


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