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Writers:
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (screenplay)
Juan Tébar (story)
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Release Date:
1969 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
One By One They Will Die! See more »
Plot:
Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
"These girls are marked" See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lilli Palmer ... Sra. Fourneau
Cristina Galbó ... Teresa

John Moulder-Brown ... Luis (as John Moulder Brown)
Maribel Martín ... Isabelle
Mary Maude ... Irene
Cándida Losada ... Srta. Desprez
Pauline Challoner ... Catalina (as Pauline Challenor)
Tomás Blanco ... Pedro Baldie
Víctor Israel ... Brechard
Teresa Hurtado ... Andrea
María José Valero ... Elena
Conchita Paredes ... Susana
Ana María Pol ... Claudia
Mari Carmen Duque ... Julia (as María del Carmen Duque)
Paloma Pagés ... Cecilia
Sofía Casares ... Margarita
Blanca Sendino ... Cocinera
Clovis Dave ... Enrique
Frank Braña (as Francisco Braña)
Gloria Blanco ... Regina
Juana Azorín ... Lucía
Elisa Méndez ... María
María Elena Arpón ... Alumna

Maria Gustafsson ... Ingrid (as María Gustaffson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pilar Calvo ... María (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Elsa Fábregas ... Sra. Fourneau (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Irene Guerrero de Luna ... Srta. Desprez (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Mari Ángeles Herranz ... Andrea (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Delia Luna ... Irene (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Simón Ramírez ... Enrique (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
María Luisa Rubio ... Elena (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Luisa Sala ... (uncredited)
Mayte Santamarina ... Margarita (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Selica Torcal ... Catalina (spanish version) (voice) (uncredited)
Loreta Tovar ... Alumna (uncredited)

Directed by
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador 
 
Writing credits
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (screenplay) (as Luis Peñafiel)

Juan Tébar (story) (as Juan Tebar)

Original Music by
Waldo de los Ríos 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Berenguer (director of photography)
Godofredo Pacheco (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Mercedes Alonso 
Reginald Mills (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Art Direction by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Set Decoration by
Ramiro Gómez 
 
Costume Design by
Víctor María Cortezo  (as Víctor Cortezo)
 
Makeup Department
José Echevarría .... assistant makeup artist
Carmen Martín .... makeup artist
Carmen Rodríguez .... assistant hair stylist (as Carmina Rodríguez)
Julián Ruiz .... key hair stylist
Carmen Sánchez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Manuel Pérez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mahnahén Velasco .... assistant director
Jaime Villate .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafael Ablanque .... second assistant set decorator (as Rafael Ablánquez)
Juan Gracia .... property master
Rafael Pérez Murcia .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... foley artist
Enrique Molinero .... sound engineer
John Beaton .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Mike Tucker .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Don Deacon .... special effects
Wilfred Thompson .... special effects (as Wilf Thompson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Antonio Aguilar .... focus puller
Salvador Gil .... camera operator
Antonio Luengo .... still photographer
Luis Peña .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen de la Casa .... wardrobe
Manolita Iglesias .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Marisa Hernández .... assistant editor (as María Luisa Hernández)
María Dolores Laguna .... assistant editor
Selwyn Petterson .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Waldo de los Ríos .... conductor
 
Other crew
Alberto Berco .... production coordinator (as Alberto Berconsky)
Marisol Carnicero .... production secretary
Mari Ángeles Herranz .... dubbing supervisor (as Mª Ángeles Herranz)
José María Maldonado .... production assistant (as José Mª Maldonado)
Margarita Pardo .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La residencia" - Spain (original title)
"House of Evil" - USA (alternative title)
"The Boarding School" - International (English title)
"The Finishing School" - USA
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Runtime:
99 min | Australia:105 min (VHS)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Contains the first ever close-up slow-motion murder in Spanish cinema history.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pieces (1982)See more »

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"These girls are marked", 14 June 2013
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

A film about teenage sexuality set in a girl's reform school? Don't drop your brown-sauce stained jogging bottoms and prepare for a chug fest just yet. This film is subtle, and all about repressed sexuality (or so it seemed to me).

We've got a new girl starting at a 19th Century girl's school full of wayward teenagers, run by a cruel headmistress and her underling, a pupil who likes to inflict pain on some of the other pupils. The headmistress' son, also a teenager, has a habit of peeping on the girls, even though his mother constantly warns him that these girls are damaged good. Things continue on in this vein until you start thinking to yourself: "Where's this all heading?" It's just about then that one of the girls gets stabbed to death in a greenhouse.

This beautiful looking film is full of surprises, and I'm not going to reveal anything here, save to say that about twenty minutes from the end the film throws you a curve-ball and makes you root for a character you've been set up to hate.

For those complaining about the girls having a shower with their clothes on (probably some disappointed guys all good to go with Kleenex to hand), I think that was the whole point of the scene. The whole film is about repressed sexuality (not just for females either, the son is constantly berated by his mother) - check out the sewing scene, where the girls get jealous that one of their friends is out having some personal time with the local delivery guy - it's enough to cause a Daily Mail reader to have a stroke.

All in all, good film. Superficially a slasher, I'd guess, but with a lot more going on a very easy on the eye. If you're a fan of Euro horror, I'd go for this one. If you like WIP films and think this might be like that, you'll have to hold onto your mess until another time.

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