SUPERSTITION

Written by Paul Hoffman and Kate Dennis from the original screenplay by Stephen Volk (based on a true story)

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When young nanny Julie takes up her new position with a wealthy Italian couple, things are not what she expected as she is sexually harassed by the husband. Suddenly the baby in her charge in found dead from a mysterious fire - thus begins a nightmare as she is branded a witch by the press on her arrest for murder.

Stephen Volk's original screenplay and extensive research formed the basis for a non-fiction book: Superstition: True Story of the Nanny They Called a Witch by Carole Compton (Ebury Press, published October 1990)

 

(Carole Compton in prison in Italy)

 

 

 

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Director: Kenneth Hope
Producers: Bob Hubar & Denis Wigman
Executive Producer: Terry Glinwood
Movie Masters II CV/Delux Productions SA/Woodline Productions Ltd (2001, Netherlands)

Antonio Gabrieli................Mark Strong
Julie McCullough...............Sienna Guillory
Judge Padovani.................David Warner
Isabella Flores...................Frances Barber
Mirella Cenci.....................Alice Krige
Allessandro Cenci..............Derek de Lint
Frances Matteo.................Charlotte Rampling
Roberto Fallaci..................David Schofield
Vassi................................David Sterne 

 

Silician Fires Recall Nanny Witch's Ordeal (The Scotsman - 2015) 

Carole Compton The Nanny They Called A Witch

Real Unexplained Mysteries - Carole Compton The Witch 

The Modern Day Witch Trial of Cartole Compton: How a Scottish Nanny was Arrested for Witchcraft 

Witchcraft and Superstition in Modern Italy - The Case of Carole Compton 

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