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Director:
Writer:
Piero Regnoli (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 September 1979 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
Bimba's mother has just been murdered mysteriously and the family is holding a seance to contact her spirit. As soon as the mystic finds her spirit things go crazy. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Katell Laennec ... Bimba Caroli
Patrizia Webley ... Nais
Enzo Fisichella ... Andrea Caroli
Giuseppe Marrocco ... Adolfo Caroli (as Giuseppe Marrocu)
Elisa Mainardi ... The Medium
Giancarlo Del Duca ... Giorgio
Pupita Lea Scuderoni ... Bimba's Grandmother (as Pupita Lea)
Mariangela Giordano ... Sister Sofia (as Maria Angela Giordan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudio Zucchet ... Party guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrea Bianchi  (as Andrew White)
 
Writing credits
Piero Regnoli (screenplay)

Produced by
Gabriele Crisanti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elsio Mancuso 
Berto Pisano 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Villa 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni Fratalocchi 
 
Makeup Department
Mauro Gavazzi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlo Papa .... unit production manager
Marcello Spingi .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Silvestrini .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Marras .... assistant camera (as Giovanni Marras)
 
Other crew
Mirella Cavalloro .... script supervisor
Gianfranco Fornari .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Possession of a Teenager" - Europe (English title) (video title)
"The Malicious Whore" - USA (cut version)
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Runtime:
98 min | Italy:87 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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The Medium:Puttana!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Malabimba Uncovered (2007) (V)See more »

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It's Italian Exorcist rip-off time again., 9 February 2014
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Directed by Andrea Bianchi, the man who also gave us the hilariously trashy Italian zombie classic Burial Ground and the magnificently sleazy giallo Strip Nude for Your Killer, Malabimba is a fairly humdrum tale of possession, clearly inspired by The Exorcist but given a massive shot in the arm by the presence of some serious Euro-babeage and the inclusion of several very steamy scenes, some of which even enter XXX territory thanks to the use of hardcore insert shots.

Star of the film is the rather lovely Katell Laennec who plays sixteen year old Bimba Karoli, whose over-protective father Andrea keeps her away from the rest of the world in the family castle, which is also home to several other relatives. During a séance, intended to allow Andrea to contact his dead wife Daniela, Bimba becomes possessed by the spirit of evil ancestor Lucrezia and is transformed into a sexual deviant. Apprentice nun Sister Sofia (Mariangela Giordano) realises the truth, but can she save Bimba without falling victim to Lucrezia's seductive power herself?

Lots of shots of luscious Laennec in the altogether indulging in all manner of perversion; Giordano whipping off her wimple and habit to get saucy; and busty blonde Patrizia Webley (as Bimba's nympho aunt Nais) making a couple of the men in the castle very happy chappies indeed: despite the rather mediocre plot, Bianchi's film has more than enough quality sleaze to ensure a good time, with the added explicit footage only making matters even more seedy.

In the film's predictable finale (if you've seen The Exorcist, that is), Sofia sacrifices herself by becoming the vessel for Lucrezia's corruptive spirit and promptly dives head-first off the castle's ramparts before she is able to succumb to sin. What a waste of a randy nun!

Interestingly, a virtual remake of Malabimba—entitled La Bimba di Satana (Satan's Baby Doll)— was directed the following year by Mario Bianchi (no relation of Andrea, as far as I can find out); the uncut version of that film also featured several equally explicit sex scenes but the tortuously slow pacing and shoddy direction made it a far less entertaining affair than it's predecessor.

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