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Il demonio (1963)

Purif, young peasant of the South Italy, is considered from the people a possessed one and a witch. All of the village is hostile to its activity magical and sorceress. The girl will be ... See full summary »

Director:

Brunello Rondi

Writers:

Brunello Rondi (story), Ugo Guerra (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Daliah Lavi ... Purificata
Frank Wolff ... Antonio
Anna María Aveta ... Sister Angela
Tiziana Casetti Tiziana Casetti
Dario Dolci Dario Dolci ... Don Tommaso
Franca Mazzoni Franca Mazzoni ... The Mother Superior
María Teresa Orsini María Teresa Orsini ... Nun
Rossana Rovere Rossana Rovere ... Antonio's Wife
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Purif, young peasant of the South Italy, is considered from the people a possessed one and a witch. All of the village is hostile to its activity magical and sorceress. The girl will be preserve from the community, undergoing a tragic and violent death. Written by Antonio La Torre (BCULT, Palermo, Italy)

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A night she wakes up bound to the bed and with the bleeding body . The revenge of the devil will not delay!

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 November 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Il demonio See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 41064 delivered on 25-9-1963. See more »

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not a scene in this film that does not astound or disturb
3 December 2012 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Barely seen, underrated and overwhelming, this is an astonishing film anticipating The Exorcist by ten years yet having within it several key elements, not least the most incredible and prolonged spider walk - in a church! The black and white photography is wonderful, the soundtrack spot on, the dialogue excellent and the central performance of the possessed one, by Daliah Lavi, is hypnotic. After the opening sequence where we see her jerk her head at a sound within the house and pass her hair across her face I feel like applauding but consider it a little premature. No worry, there is not a scene in this film that does not astound or disturb. From the wondrous performance of the aforementioned Ms Lavi, the perfectly good support, or lack of, from Frank Wolff, to the fearful villagers and the daunting landscape, this is near perfect film making.


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