Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Tempter (1974)

Director: Damiano Damiani

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Claudio Cassinelli, Lisa Harrow, Adolfo Celi, Duilio Del Prete, Arnoldo Foa, Gabriele Lavia, Francisco Rabal, Rolf Tasna, Eugenio Bottari

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The forbidden experience.

Plot: A young writer is invited to stay in a religious hostel run by a sinister, manipulative nun who plays deadly psychological games with the inhabitants.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

Here's a Nunsploitation entry that's on the outer edge in that while it's got some nudity (not much) and exploitative elements (nun hanky panky) but it's more of a modern drama than anything else.  I never found myself invested in any of the characters.

It seems like I've been seeing Adolfo Celi (the Bond villain in THUNDERBALL (1965)) turning up in a lot of movies lately.  Ennio Morricone's score worked well without getting all Euro-weird as he sometimes did in the 60s and 70s.

For the big Nunsploitation project I started a few days ago, I've been liking everything so far until this one and I think it's because this is the first one that takes place in modern time.  The other films had stories that took place hundreds of years ago.

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