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The Antichrist -- Ippolita played by Carla Gravina is a young woman who not only is paralyzed but has a severe mental disorder.

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22 November 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Ippolita is a paralyzed young woman with serious mental problems stemming from the death of her mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Carla Gravina ... Ippolita Oderisi

Mel Ferrer ... Massimo Oderisi

Arthur Kennedy ... Bishop Ascanio Oderisi
George Coulouris ... Father Mittner

Alida Valli ... Irene
Mario Scaccia ... Faith Healer
Umberto Orsini ... Dr. Marcello Sinibaldi
Anita Strindberg ... Greta
Remo Girone ... Filippo Oderisi
Ernesto Colli ... Possessed Man
Bruno Tocci ... Possessed Man's Friend
Beatrice De Bono ... Woman healed by statue
Vittorio Fanfoni ... (credit only)
Luigi Antonio Guerra ... (credit only)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolores Calò ... Woman Begging by the Statue (uncredited)
Luciano Foti ... Oderisi Servant (uncredited)
Ulla Johannsen ... Blonde Party Guest (uncredited)
Lea Lander ... Mariangela (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alba Maiolini ... Old Woman Praying by Statue (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Oderisi Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alberto De Martino 
 
Writing credits
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Gianfranco Clerici 
Alberto De Martino 
Vincenzo Mannino 

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Joe D'Amato  (as Aristide Massaccesi)
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Art Direction by
Uberto Bertacca 
 
Makeup Department
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alfredo Nicolai .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Troiani .... camera operator
 
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Peter Fernandez .... voice director (English version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'anticristo" - Italy (original title)
"Blasphemy" - USA (poster title)
"The Tempter" - USA (dubbed version)
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112 min
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:(Banned) (1975) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (1975) | Portugal:M/18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (uncut DVD version) | UK:18 (video rating) (cut) | USA:R
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
In The Name Of Satan, 11 December 2003
Author: Charles Dunn (cbdunn@elvis.com) from Clarksville, IN

After the Christmas release of "The Exorcist" in 1973 there were a slew of "rip offs" churned out in the US and many other countries. Mario Bava's "Lisa And The Devil" was re-shot with new footage and a new story line and released here in the states as "House Of Exorcism". Now we have this interesting gem released on dvd by those great chaps at Anchorbay. I remember seeing this on vhs as "The Tempter" about ten years ago. It stuck with me as it were. However, where William Friedkin emphasized on the horrors of demonic possession, Alberto De Martino shocks us with the vulgarity. Watch the uncut dvd and look at the Tarot card. I mean I think it is because of the film and The Exorcist that pea soup sales have plummeted. I mean it. No joke. No Tom Foolery. I don't really need to explain the plot as it is a carbon copy of The Exorcist. Nevertheless, it is very interesting and once again we are treated to a haunting score by Ennio Morricone. This movie gets two inverted crosses up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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