MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,109 this week

Sepolta viva (1973)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 204 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
a list of 90 titles
created 24 Feb 2012
 
a list of 884 titles
created 31 May 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Sepolta viva" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sepolta viva (1973)

Sepolta viva (1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sepolta viva.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sahara Heat (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A photographer and her lover travel to Morocco for photo shoots. While traveling there she has erotic adventures with residents of the area. But she ends up having an affair with someone ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Fiona Gélin, Enzo De Caro, Yves Collignon
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Vincent Riotta, Stephen Dillane, Julian Glover
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mysterious decapitation leads Inspector Peretti into a case of blackmail, deceit and the unsolved kidnapping of a young girl.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: George Hilton, Salvo Randone, William Berger
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The thirty year-old hard-worker Bobby Grady is married with two children with the frigid Amy Grady and their marriage is in crisis. Bobby is invited to work in the night shift for the owner... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Bruce Davison
Whore (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The prostitute Liz works on the streets of Los Angeles. She recalls her life in flashback, when she marries an alcoholic man. She leaves him with their son. Then she works as waitress in a ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Theresa Russell, Benjamin Mouton, Antonio Fargas
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Emilio Miraglia
Stars: Henry Silva, Beba Loncar, Keenan Wynn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Carlo, sofferente di cuore, si riposa d'estate tre settimane nella sua tenuta di campagna dopo le fatiche di mandare avanti le sue tre fabbriche, cercando qualche nuovo amore, e sbirciando ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Gaburro
Stars: Michele Placido, Simonetta Stefanelli, Jenny Tamburi
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Roberto Maldera
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Agostina Belli ...
Christine
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
Ferdinand
Fred Robsahm ...
Philippe
Dominique Darel ...
Dominique de Fontenoy
Monica Monet ...
Odette
Francis Perrin ...
Gael
Arturo Trina ...
Dany
Daniele Dublino ...
Abate
Edda Valente
Patrizia De Clara
Patrik Morin ...
(as Pat Morin)
Giovanni Di Benedetto ...
(as Gianni Di Benedetto)
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Laura Betti ...
Giovanna la Pazza
José Quaglio ...
Morel
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sex | female nudity | erotica | See All (3) »

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Also Known As:

La sepultada viva  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

(Technospes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Il figlio della sepolta viva (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Morricone score is better than this merely okay costumer
14 March 2011 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Having collected Morricone LPs religiously throughout the '70s, I've latterly been trying my best to see some of the corresponding elusive movies (many of which were never released in the U.S. in any form). SEPOLTA VIVA has to rank as one of the disappointments.

Starring the wonderful Agostina Belli, and boasting a lush romantic score from Ennio (directed by Bruno Nicolai), the mystery of its lack of export has been solved: this film does not fit neatly into any marketable category. It is a period romance set in France which has some melodramatic elements, but is neither a thriller nor an adventure. It more closely resembles a pageant, the sort of movie where the audience goes home "humming the sets & costumes" as the cliché goes.

Title is in fact a misnomer, as this is not an Edgar Allan Poe tale of a "woman buried alive" but rather a weakly plotted drama closer to Alexandre Dumas. Unfortunately, the elaborate and intricate plotting of Dumas, as evidenced in still-entertaining and repeatedly filmed classic tales like THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK or THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, is lacking. SEPOLTA VIVA plods along without the pleasurable twists an audience is accustomed to.

Belli, beautifully coiffed and appareled, is French duchess Christine who is victim of some really evil scheming by the villains Ferdinand (Maurizio Bonuglia, replete with mustache, but not of the twirling caliber) and older Morel (guest star Jose Quaglio). Ferdinand slips a form of poison in her drink one night, and when her lifeless-seeming body is found the next morning it's funeral procession time.

Unlike the title's Poe-implication, the villains whisk away her body before burial, substituting sand bags in the coffin. Belli is placed in a tiny cell adjoining a water mill, where she wakes up to remain in captivity (and unknown to anyone but the baddies) for the rest of the picture.

The good guys including her boyfriend and her brother (played by Francois Perrin and Fred Robsahm) eventually help out, but it is a little boy who discovers her plight and helps her, even trying to saw through the bars of her cell. Belli gives birth to a bambino (unaided -she's a plucky heroine) in her cell, the infant saved by being passed through the wide window bars to her young pal.

This just isn't very interesting overall, merely local color evoking a couple of centuries back. The inimitable Laura Betti, with strange grey wig, guest stars as a crazy woman, but even she fails to enliven a sleepy, frankly dull approach taken by director Aldo Lado. His career makes no sense at all, starting with two successful horror movies (SHORT NIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES and WHO SAW HER DIE?), and then veering to an impersonal succession of erotica and minor league international thrillers, none of which has lived up to the initial promise.

Without spoiling them, final reels finally introduce some action, including a broadsword fight and Poe-like "cell filling up with water" Perils of Pauline danger for Belli. Wet or dry, she makes for a sympathetic heroine, supported by Morricone and other fine technical credits including reliable Mario Vulpiani lensing, but to no avail thanks to weak script & direction.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sepolta viva (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?