113 minutes in Italian and English
MPAA Rating: R
Dolby Digital Mono
Region code: All
Production year: 1972 in Italy & Yugoslavia
Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Cast: Lisa Gastoni, Eric Woofe, Ivo Garrani, Nando Gazzolo, Umberto Orsini
Maddalena (Lisa Gastoni) is a young sensual woman, with a tormented soul. Separated from her husband, who won’t grant her a divorce, she desperately seeks true and sincere love. During one of her erotic parties, she meets a young priest (Eric Woofe), who is dragged in front of her for a bet. Maddalena sees in the priest, doubtful about his ability to cope with his oath of celibacy, her own spiritual and physical salvation. She therefore decides to seduce him and become a constant presence in his life.
Long sought by collectors, THE DEVIL IN MADDALENA is one of those lost films worth being recovered. Both for the presence of the disturbing Lisa Gastoni, an erotic icon of Italian auteur cinema, and for the beautiful score by maestro Ennio Morricone, considered one of his finest works. The movie has been fully restored firstly from its original negative.