The Novices (1970)

Director
Guy Casaril; Claude Chabrol

Main cast
Brigitte Bardot; Annie Girardot; Jean Carmet; Jess Hahn

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Foreign

Description
Imagine a nun with great legs running into a working girl... The nun is very humane and therefore understanding, she gives a little bit of help... in order to fulfill the needs of her neighbours... and the prostitute is quite astute...


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