The Profiteer

Il saprofita (internationally released as The Profiteer) is a 1974 Italian drama film directed by Sergio Nasca.[1] It marked the directorial debut of Nasca and raised some controversities due to its polemic plot and to its violence.[2]

The Profiteer
Directed bySergio Nasca
Music bySante Maria Romitelli
CinematographyGiuseppe Aquari



In a small town in Apulia , the seminarian Ercole, who failed to become a priest due to an injury that caused him to lose his speech, is hired as driver and male nurse into a rich and apparently pious family of landowners, and soon became the lover of the beautiful Baroness Clotilde.


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.

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