· The film ·
When it came out in 1992, Sister Act earned the box office 231 million dollars. In 1995 with its first broadcast on Italian television it had a 37.53 per cent audience share with 11 1/2 million viewers – a reward for the funniness, vivacity and irony with which the director Emile Ardolino and the actress Whoopi Goldberg, in the role of Sr Claretta, recount the adventures of the woman of a Mafia boss who in order to flee him seeks refuge in a convent. The exuberant, extrovert and extravagant temperament of the woman of the world meets and clashes with the tranquil life of the Carmelite sisters. However, the encounter is rich and fruitful. Sr Claretta dedicates herself to the sisters’ clapped-out choir. Thanks to her and to her rock arrangements it was to have a great and unexpected success. Its fame reached the ears of the Pontiff who on one of his visits to the United States was to hear it and applaud it. The sisters help her and protect her in the fantastic adventures of her flight from the world of the Mafia and her fencing with it. (@ritannaarmeni)
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