Italian title: LA NOVIZIA [The Novice]
also known as LA NOVICE SE DEVOILE [The Novice Unveils] (French)
VERFÜHRUNG EINER NONNE [Seduction of a Nun] (German)
Giullano Biagetti (as Pier Giorgio Ferretti)
starring: Gloria Guida
· Femi Benussi
attending college in Rome, Vittorio returns to his provincial home in
Sicily to stay with his dying uncle. The ailing Don Nini is under the
care of a night nurse, Sister Immacolata, who reluctantly finds
herself involved in strange sexual conquests with the two men. Meanwhile,
Vittorio's former girlfriend, Niziata, is desperately trying to rekindle
her old relationship despite now being married to the village simpleton.
All the turmoil pushes Vittorio into a despondent quest to seduce the
young Sister Immacolata.
are basically two types of Italian sex comedies from the '70s. Both
tend to deal with 'coming-of-age' plots of seduction, but they have
very different formulas. The movies are either: 1) obvious and titillating
eye-candy [everything boils down to fun-n-games] or 2) darker, distinctly
proletarian and serious [more 'adult' in their naughtiness]. Gloria
Guida starred in mostly the former (i.e, YOUNG
SCHOOL FLIRTS [La Liceala], BLUE
JEANS, et al); however, sometimes she would venture into
the darkness, most notably with the shocking TO
BE TWENTY and DERRIERE
SOLUTIONplus - of course - this film. Here is a rather disturbing,
stark, in-your-face attempt to be both cute and offensive. But don't
expect it to be funny.
Italian film, with optional English subtitles, uncut, 95 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
Sexual Brutality, Rape, Drugs, Strong Sexual Situations
for Adult Audiences