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    GRAEME
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    An interesting film I saw once on BBC2. It was Italian, I think, sub-titled. Set in a religious institution attached to the Vatican. It was all about the internecine intrigue and politics of the place. People had to put a blouse over a chair in front of their keyholes to monitor if they were being spied on.

    One character was a woman researcher or historian who was considering taking the vows - but she is a case-book nymphomaniac. She eventually runs off with the male lead and they live together but he finds her in bed with a filthy old tramp - she just couldn't "help herself".

    It was all very darkly satirical and a bit depressing.

    70s I think and contemporary in setting.

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    This rings a vague bell. Was the woman played by a fairly well known dark haired, mid 30s British actress - not a star but someone who appeared on TV in lead roles fairly regularly? I'm desperately trying to remember her name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regen70 View Post
    This rings a vague bell. Was the woman played by a fairly well known dark haired, mid 30s British actress - not a star but someone who appeared on TV in lead roles fairly regularly? I'm desperately trying to remember her name.
    If so, she was speaking Italian. It was subtitled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    she is a case-book nymphomaniac....(gets) in bed with a filthy old tramp - she just couldn't "help herself".
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    That part of it sounds like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bor...981_TV_series)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everyone Ever View Post

    Ha!

    The one I'm looking for is a contemporary drama - not historical.

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    Possibly The Tempter/The Devil is a Woman. It stars Glenda Jackson, it's Italian, has a nymphomaniac, but it seems to be in English...

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    GRAEME
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    Quote Originally Posted by dremble wedge View Post
    Possibly The Tempter/The Devil is a Woman. It stars Glenda Jackson, it's Italian, has a nymphomaniac, but it seems to be in English...
    That indeed is exactly it! Thanks very much.

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