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Lettere di una novizia (1960)

A young novice is about to take her vows upon entering a convent when her recent past comes back to haunt her.

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Alberto Lattuada
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pascale Petit ... Margarita 'Rita' Passi
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Giuliano Verdi
Massimo Girotti ... Don Paolo Conti
Lilla Brignone Lilla Brignone ... Sister Giulietta
Hella Petri Hella Petri ... Elisa Passi
Elsa Vazzoler Elsa Vazzoler ... Zaira Michetti
Emilio Cigoli Emilio Cigoli ... Publico Ministero
Gianni Appelius Gianni Appelius ... Don Scarpa
Zoralda Maitoff Zoralda Maitoff ... Ragazza Balletto
Litz Kibiska Litz Kibiska ... Ragazza Balletto
Alice Sandro Alice Sandro ... Ragazza Balletto
Virginia Chappel Virginia Chappel ... Amichetta Di Guliano
Ger Fellegi Ger Fellegi ... Ragazza Balletto
Maureen Warrick Maureen Warrick ... Ragazza Balletto
Gianni Posperini Gianni Posperini
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A young novice is about to take her vows upon entering a convent when her recent past comes back to haunt her.

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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

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1 December 1960 (Italy) See more »

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Padova, Veneto, Italy See more »

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Mono

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Nun on the run.
10 January 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

First sequence: a group of novices are about to take their vows ;and the priest insists :poverty,chastity,humility...One of the young girls faints.

The nun (Pascale Petit) tells the priest(Massimo Girotti)about her past and then a long flashback begins ,which is the essential of the story.

A story which is worthy of Harlequin romance:the girl got a crush on a student in law (Jean-Paul Belmondo!) .And her mother,who had been in need of men since her husband's demise ,also found a lover.And you would never guess who that lover was!Tragedy is around the corner.

Massimo Girotti tries hard to make his part of a priest believable.And Petit's last line is worth the price of admission.If you look below the surface of it,it may be a curio ,at a pinch.At a pinch.


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