The Profiteer

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A young seminarian who can't be ordained because of a speech impediment leaves the seminary to take a job with a wealthy baroness' crippled son. The seminarian is actually what the italian title of the movie describes as an exploitative parasite ( saprofita), first bedding the baroness and consequently pushing her impotent husband to commit suicide, then taking off to Lourdes with the boy, who hopes for a miracle, and finally seducing a very devout woman who is visiting the site with her grandmother, who unexpectedly dies. Sergio Nasca's (an assistant director of Marco Bellocchio) decadent erootic drama debut

  1. Sergio Nasca

    Director, Writer

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  1. Valeria Moriconi

    Valeria Moriconi

    Baroness Clotilde Bezzi

  2. Al Cliver

    Al Cliver


  3. Janet Ågren

    Janet Ågren

    Teresa Adiutori

  4. Carlo Monni

    Carlo Monni


  5. Giancarlo Marinangeli


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The Profiteer
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Original Title Il saprofita

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 20, 1974


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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