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Our Lady of the Turks (1968)

Nostra signora dei turchi (original title)
Avant Garde piece from Carmelo Bene. A series of vignettes drive a whirl of sounds, images and poetry - is it horror, is it comedy, make your own mind up.

Director:

Carmelo Bene

Writers:

Carmelo Bene (novel), Carmelo Bene
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carmelo Bene ... The Man / Narrator
Lydia Mancinelli Lydia Mancinelli ... Saint Margareth
Salvatore Siniscalchi Salvatore Siniscalchi ... The Publisher
Anita Masini Anita Masini ... Holy Mary / The Woman
Ornella Ferrari Ornella Ferrari ... The Maidservant
Vincenzo Musso Vincenzo Musso ... Man Running in the Street
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Avant Garde piece from Carmelo Bene. A series of vignettes drive a whirl of sounds, images and poetry - is it horror, is it comedy, make your own mind up.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 June 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I agia mas ton Tourkon See more »

Filming Locations:

Brindisi, Apulia, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Patara See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (one sequence)| Color (Ektachrome)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 52734 delivered on November 16, 1968. See more »

Connections

Featured in Human Capital (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ouverture to 'La gazza ladra'
(uncredited)
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Theatrical avant-garde
17 September 2019 | by anthonyf94See all my reviews

Bene was an actor particularly dedicated to the theatre, and his movies are kind of experiments that trie to accord the theatrical strength of monologue with the evocation of the images. Here there's no a real plot, and the protagonist is a man that we found in different - quite surrealistic - situations and ambients: there he proceeds with streams of consciousness and monologues about his condition of precarious health human being, as someone that's not able to understand the meanings of events and life. In a sequence of images that communicate not in a narrative sense but because evocative, evanescent and dreamy, the plot is destroyed for a consciousness omnipresent but incapable to follow an organic path of life.


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