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The Coming of Sin (1978)

La visita del vicio (original title)
Not Rated | | Thriller | 1 June 1978 (Spain)
Lorna is a beautiful widow living all alone at her country chateau, with only her books and paintings for company. Then one day Triana, a wild gypsy girl who has been raised in an orphanage... See full summary »

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José Ramón Larraz (screenplay), Monique Pastrynn (script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Patricia Granada Patricia Granada ... Lorna / Artist (as Patrice Grant)
Lidia Zuazo Lidia Zuazo ... Triana / Gypsy servant (as Lydia Stern)
Rafael Machado ... Chico / Rafael-The man on horse (as Ralph Margulis)
David Thomson David Thomson ... Malcolm / Sally's husband (as David Thompson)
Montserrat Julió Montserrat Julió ... Sally / Lorna's friend
Daisy Jules Daisy Jules
Lea Candle Lea Candle
Claude Bellot Claude Bellot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Lorne Patricia Lorne
Enrique Montserrat Enrique Montserrat
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Lorna is a beautiful widow living all alone at her country chateau, with only her books and paintings for company. Then one day Triana, a wild gypsy girl who has been raised in an orphanage is brought her home by her friend Sally and her husband. She asks her to take care of her while they are away. She takes the girl under her wing, an sensuous relationship develops between them. Soon the pair are lovers. But Triana has a dark secret that manifests itself in frightening dreams of domination and humiliation. She has recurring nightmares of a naked man on horseback assaulting and abusing her. At the same time, the naked horseman begins to appear in reality. The girl, convinced that he represents her doom, resists him; but the artist is intrigued and a bizarre erotic triangle is established. Written by lament

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

1 June 1978 (Spain) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema and 1986 video versions (released as "Violation Of The Bitch") were cut by 28 secs by the BBFC. The 1999 Pagan video (released as "The Coming Of Sin") featured a longer print and lost 1 min 15 secs of BBFC cuts with edits to an attempted rape and a bondage scene. See more »

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Disappointing effort from the great J.R. Larraz
24 December 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Contrary to popular belief, the world of 70's exploitation and trash cinema can be quite the mysterious and contradictory place. Take this rarely seen and obscure piece of Spanish awkwardness, for example! This movie is weird and confusing even BEFORE you decide to watch it. If you look it up on this marvelous website, you stumble upon the page of a seemingly stylish, artistic and somewhat psychedelic film entitled "The Coming of Sin", which showcases a cover image with a golden and transparent horse standing in a meadow. In case you know yet nothing about the film, you're tempted to think this will be an artsy and tasteful exploitation feature. However, the VHS exemplar that ended up in my dirty little hands is proudly entitled "Violation of the Bitch" with the provocative tagline "She Asked for it …" written in equally giant letters and showing the drawing of a busty woman kneeling down in front of a pair of female legs and begging for her life. Now, what type of film do you expect to see in this case? That's right, pure rancid sleaze and gratuitous violence!

The actual finished product is somewhat of a mixture between wannabe artistic and wannabe shocking. "Violation of the Bitch/The Coming of Sin" is plentiful of nudity (both male and female) but severely lacking a decent storyline and action sequences. A wealthy but lonely and sexually frustrated female takes a shy but voluptuous gypsy girl into her mansion for some company and random lesbian entertainment. The girl suffers from a recurring nightmare about a naked man on a horse stalking her. The dream actually becomes reality when one morning there's a naked horseman at their door. The gypsy girl naturally reacts reluctant, but the insatiable artist is fascinated by the appearance and a bizarrely uncomfortable triangular relationship develops itself. In spite of the reasonably short running time (little under 80 minutes), "Violation of the Bitch" is a tedious film with an unpleasantly large amount of padding footage. All the potentially intriguing plot elements (the gypsy girl's history, the horseman's background…) are ignored in favor of long and meaningless sequences containing two female lead characters staring at each other naked or posing for nude portraits. The climax is totally implausible since it contradicts with everything the script attempted to make us believe earlier on, but hey, at least the VHS cover art wasn't a lie. José Ramón Larraz has always been one of my favorite Euro-exploitation directors (the man was single-handedly responsible for "Vampyres", "Black Candles" and "Symptoms") but this is unquestionably one of his lesser efforts. Unless you're a tolerant and extremely open-minded fan of odd exploitation sleaze, avoid!


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