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The Finishing School (The House That Screamed) (The Boarding School) (La Residencia)

The Finishing School (The House That Screamed) (The Boarding School) (La Residencia) (1971)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1971 Wide

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This stylishly eerie Spanish production stars elegant Lili Palmer as the severe headmistress of a French boarding school for young women, where the rigid constraints of 19th-century social conditioning have turned the place into a hothouse of barely contained sexual urges (leading to lots of gauzy shots of the girls slinking about in their nightgowns). Into this heady mix is introduced Palmer's deranged son (John Moulder Brown), whose frustrated desires have forced his latent psychotic urges to

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Splendid study of gothic repression and women on the verge

October 2, 2011 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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Audience Reviews for The Finishing School (The House That Screamed) (The Boarding School) (La Residencia)

why are so many of these set in girls' boarding schools? oh never mind
October 31, 2013
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Stella Dallas

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Murders at a boarding school for wayward, sexually repressed girls. Though set in France and Spanish in origin, it's very much in the Italian giallo style; slow moving but well made, with some very stylish touches. Giallo fanatics will want to bump that star rating up a notch or two.
May 15, 2011
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  • The House That Screamed (La residencia) (DE)
  • The House That Screamed (La residencia) (UK)
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