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The Conviction (1991)

La condanna (original title)
A girl and her art professor get trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a little resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape... See full summary »

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Lorenzo Colajanni
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Claire Nebout ...
Sandra Celestini
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Claudio Emeri
Antonio Marziantonio
Giorgio Panzera
Fiorella Potenza
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A girl and her art professor get trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a little resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape. The professor will have to prove his innocence. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Erotic Drama
8 June 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Italy, the student Sandra Celestini (Claire Nebout) is visiting a museum in a castle with her class led by the architect Lorenzo Colajanni (Vittorio Mezzogiorno). Sandra distracts and finds locked alone into the castle and soon she stumbles upon Lorenzo. Out of the blue, they spend the night having sex in different positions. In the morning, she learns that Lorenzo has the key and they could have left the castle. Soon Sandra accuses Lorenzo of rape and sues him. He is sentenced guilt and sent to prison. The prosecutor Giovanni (Andrzej Seweryn) is not capable to give orgasm to his wife Monica (Grazyna Szapolowska) and visits Lorenzo in the prison to learn how to proceed to give pleasure and satisfy his woman.

"La condanna" is a pretentious erotic drama by Marco Bellocchio. The screenplay is confused, with ellipsis after the night in the castle jumping to a trial in court. Awarded with the Golden Globe (Italy) in the category "Best Fim" and nominated to the Golden Belin Bear (Marco Bellocchio) in the Berlin Film Festiva, this film won the Silver Berlin Bear in the Special Jury Prize (Marco Bellocchio). My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Processo do Desejo" ("The Process of the Desire")


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