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The Devil Is a Woman (1974)
"Il sorriso del grande tentatore" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1974 (UK)
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Sister Geraldine
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Rodolfo Solina
Lisa Harrow ...
Emilia Contreras
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Father Borelli
Duilio Del Prete ...
Monsignor Salvi
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Monsignor Badensky
Gabriele Lavia ...
Prince Ottavio Ranieri d'Aragona
Francisco Rabal ...
Bishop Marquez
Rolf Tasna ...
Monsignor Meitner
Eugenio Bottari ...
(as Eugenio Bottai)
Edoardo Canali
Edda Ferronao ...
Kitchen maid
Ely Galleani ...
Rodolfo's girlfriend
Margherita Horowitz ...
Prince Ottavio's mother
Fabrizio Jovine ...
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A fascinating psychological portrayal of guilt and shame.
19 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw this film more than 25 years ago but I still think of it often. This is because it portrays the role of religion/the church as an external (outer) force which works with the internal drives of personality. It presents the humiliation and shame of the main character as something that will not be eradicated by removing her from a place that appears to be causing the shame, guilt and humiliation. These drives are often internal--the church didn't cause them. This movie portrays the church as a place that uses these negative constructs for its own purpose (and its evil!). With or without the church/religion, we are all fighting these demons anyway. Religion gives them a structure and way to deal with them. Psychotherapy works better!


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