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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fanaticism is often nothing more than the other face of madness., 25 July 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

Writer/Director Sergio Grieco is better known for the last film he directed, Mad Dog Killer, a fave of Quentin Tarantino. This entry into the nunsploitation genre is pretty tame by the standards set by such films as Cloistered Nun: Runa's Confession and Sacred Flesh.

It is basically a Romeo and Juliet story in Spain with the Inquisition used to separate two lovers. The film spends the bulk of it's time focusing on the abuses of the Catholic Church in that regard, where anonymous lies were used to condemn and murder in the name of god.

The actual nunsploitation aspects are confined to exposed breasts. All of the action takes place under sheets or off camera. Those looking for titillation will not find it in this film. It contains only extremely obese clerics and their obsession with power. Look elsewhere for your fun.

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