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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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Writers:
Sergio Grieco (screenplay)
Sergio Grieco (story)
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Release Date:
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lina Franchi ... Nun (uncredited)
Franca Scagnetti ... Nun (uncredited)

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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Runtime:
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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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Mis-information, I might say., 12 March 2005
Author: ZombieKilla81 from Hawaii, USA

At risk of sounding sleazy, I do like 70/80's exploitation flicks. I just can't get enough of the weirdness that they offer.

Coming across a film with a title like this could and should be a reason to rejoice. If only it lived up to it's name.

During Inquisition-era Spain, a man is wrongly accused of a crime. In his attempt to flee he is injured and takes refuge in a convent. This convent also happens to be the same place his beloved has been put by her father, who wants to keep the love birds apart. All looks like it might turn out well, until our female lead's room-mate turns up dead and she is the prime suspect.

Given name and set-up, one would imagine all sorts of sacrilegious sexual goings-on, but instead the film takes itself really seriously and sexual encounters are limited to some (relatively) brief nudity and all of one sex scene, which itself is pretty tame.

It fails miserably at being a 'real' film and isn't all that good at being exploitation either.

3/10

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