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The Last House on the Beach (1978)

La settima donna (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, Horror | 20 April 1978 (Italy)
Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping ... See full summary »

Director:

Francesco Prosperi (as Franco Prosperi)

Writers:

Ettore Sanzò (story), Romano Migliorini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Florinda Bolkan ... Sister Cristina
Ray Lovelock ... Aldo
Flavio Andreini ... Walter
Sherry Buchanan ... Elisa
Stefano Cedrati ... Nino
Laura Tanziani ... Lucia
Laura Trotter ... Claudia
Karina Verlier Karina Verlier ... Titti (as Karine Velier)
Luisa Maneri ... Matilde (as Annalisa Pesce)
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Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping and terrorizing the girls, killing one by raping her with a cane, until Bolkan renounces her teachings and seeks bloody revenge. Written by Ørnås

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Star Ray Lovelock sings vocals and plays harmonica for the rock song that's heard over montages early in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Comix Scrutinizer: Psycho Comics #1 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Place for the Landing
Music by Roberto Pregadio
Lyrics by Ray Lovelock
Sung by Ray Lovelock
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A sad, sickening examination of mankind's potential evil.
12 March 2004 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

A trio of obdurate bank-robbers who are barely evading the authorities hole up in an incommunicado beach house where several girls from a parochial school are having a field trip with their drama teacher. Instantaneously, the girls are sucked into a living nightmare of sexual assault, inexorable degradation, torture, and death. At one especially disturbing point in the course of events, one of the brutes becomes seriously injured, and callously demands to be cared for by the very people he has been so cruelly tormenting.

This film is often compared to LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, though despite axiomatic similarities in the general mien, little else between the two films is consonant. LA SETTIMA DONNA is an emotionally exhausting steamroller of tribulation, pathos, and senseless inhumanities...highly unpleasant, but effective, like a hard punch to the gut.

6.5/10


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror See more »

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Magirus Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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