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Le scomunicate di San Valentino -- This award-winning drama features a modern-day version of the biblical Magdalena - a young girl who falls in love with a hustling gigolo, and confronts the sins in her life when she receives the stigmata in her dreams.

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Sergio Grieco (screenplay)
Sergio Grieco (story)
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26 March 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Françoise Prévost ... The Abbess
Jenny Tamburi ... Lucita
Paolo Malco ... Esteban
Franco Ressel ... Don Alonso - Lucita's father
Corrado Gaipa ... Father Onorio
Gino Rocchetti
Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Isidro (as Piero Anchisi)
Calisto Calisti
Aldina Martano ... Sister Rosario (as Alda Martano)
Bruna Beani ... Josefa
Barbara Herrera
María Luisa Sala
Adriana Facchetti
Dada Gallotti
Cinzia Greco
Eleonora Spinelli
Attilio Dottesio
Teresa Rossi Passante ... Lucita's mother (as Teresa Passante)
Carla Mancini ... (credit only)
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Lina Franchi ... Nun (uncredited)
Franca Scagnetti ... Nun (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sergio Grieco 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergio Grieco  screenplay
Sergio Grieco  story
Victor Hugo  loosely inspired by a drama by
Luigi Mordini  story
Max Vitali 

Produced by
Gino Mordini .... producer
 
Original Music by
Coriolano Gori  (as Lallo Gori)
 
Cinematography by
Emore Galeassi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mario Gargiulo 
 
Production Design by
Antonio Visone 
 
Production Management
Massimo Alberini .... production manager
 

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Also Known As:
"The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine" - USA (video box title)
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93 min
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Color (Telecolor)
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Certification:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | Germany:18 | Netherlands:16 (2007) (DVD) | UK:18

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Sinful, but not sinful enough!, 22 December 2001
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'The Sinful Nuns Of Saint Valentine' is a mildly entertaining slice of 70s European nunsploitation. While it never reaches the demented heights of my fave the sensational 'Killer Nun' ('Suor Omicidi'), it's not a bad way to spend 90 minutes.

What we have here is basically a cheap cash in on Ken Russell's superior 'The Devils'. The background is the Inquisition, and the basic plot concerns a pair of lovers from feuding families ala Romeo and Juliet. Esteban, accused of heresy and murder, seeks sanctuary after being wounded in the convent where his lover the beautiful Lucita is being held. Lucita's father has forbidden her to marry Esteban and has banished her to this kooky place ruled over by a wicked Abbess. Esteban must try and save Lucita from taking Orders and clear his own name before he is captured and executed. Events get even more complicated when Lucita is arrested for the murder of a fellow nun, and must face the evil Inquisitor.

Sadly there isn't half as much "sin" on screen as you would expect. A whipping, some lesbianism, a few topless shots, that's about it. The actress who plays Lucita (Jenny Tamburi?) is stunningly beautiful which makes this mediocre movie much easier to sit through, but you can't help but be disappointed with this fairly innocuous, and not all that exploitative exploitation movie. Things finally start to heat up with a mass semi-naked nun freak out in the last 15 minutes, but it's too little, too late. Jess Franco doesn't have much to worry about from Sergio Greco. Very average, but worth a look if you don't get your hopes up.

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