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The first minutes of this film seem part of a tough and beautiful noir. Those on "mala" family, those on the legacy of power, the old patriarch, and the young scion. Heritage buildet on the honor and the glory.
Minutes after minutes we see that a there is a Glory, or better a Gloria in italian, but it's with capital G and
there is also a title (novice in english) that makes think of one thing: the classic
upsets, sufferings full of eros, of which Gloria
Guida is the heroine.
it turns out that "La Novizia" s not a noir, but an erotic comedy that
trusts, in addition to the blonde Gloria, another one: Femi Benussi.
a great couple is reasonable to think about a great success or an
interesting film, at least in a nasty movie, but the two end up chopped
into a presumtious movie that has a incredible end that breaks
down it completely.
Biagetti, here signing as Pier Giorgio Ferretti, was one of
those artisans of Italian cinema, now forgotten, who have ridden
disparate genres and experiences. Born
in Liguria, but with Tuscany origin, Biagetti goes from drama to
comedy, from TV Spot to decamerotic (with Decameroticus" ) and
arrive 1975 with this film. An
attempt to mix an elegant eros with comedy, crashing, as well as because of
what we said a few lines before, even for the acting of the
actors, even in the midst taken in situations (poor) "Vitelloni".
The cast is not bad at all, we don'trefer only to the two
female protagonists , but also to the presence of Lionel Stander, an
cinema emigrant, who played very well in "Milano Calibro 9" and that
excites us in other films, he has more than ever the "mask" of
gangster, but here is trivialized by satyr features.
Milli, however, well-known face of genre cinema of the seventies is
the young grandson Vittorio, who returns after a long time in Sicily to see the old grandfatherwho is dying. Don Nini (Stander) is assisted in the last days of life, by a young nun, played by Gloria Guida. Between young adventures and others
Vittorio slowly falls in love with the nun, who is very doubtful about her vocation. In
addition to these three characters and shoulder as well as friends of
Vittorio, we find Femi Benussi in a role of a woman dissatisfied and very
attracted to the young.
dark, with a flat direction, banal jokes and full of improbable
situations "La Novizia" is a movie that is thrown far away, not even
that much enhances the beauty of the two actresses but in its defense
seems to want to pay for its errors with an incredible ending.
Original title: The Novice
Titles : Enfermera de noche (Spain) , The novice if dévoile (France ), A
Novica eo Amor (Portugal) , Verführung einer Nonne (Germany)
Directed by: Giuliano Biagetti
Cast: Gloria Guida , Lionel Stander , Gino Milli , Femi Benussi , Flower Altoviti
Duration : 95 '
Production House : Bi- Pa