La lycéenne découvre l'amour (France)
Monika (USA) (DVD title)
Kesse Teens - Die erste Liebe (West Germany)
We are pleased to release the complete soundtrack for the film "Monika" ("La Ragazzina") by Nico Fidenco.
Nico Fidenco composed a lovely OST, most certainly inspired by the young and beautiful Gloria Guida. In this OST, romantic melodies alternate with dance melodies popular in clubs in the mid-1970s. Edda Dell'Orso performs solo and her exceptional voice creates a sweet and magical atmosphere. Previously C.A.M. had released a promotional LP with 15 songs in full stereo (C.A.M. CAM CML – 068), which we rereleased for the first time on CD in 2007. After finding the original recording session in full stereo, we were able to add about 18 unedited minutes. We discovered that the speed of the only master album available had been slowed down when we compared it to the current master tape used for this release. We've also added the songs "Why Are You Running Fast" and "The Flag," performed by the group "La Rosa Dei Venti, which was released only as a rare single Erre RR 3066. We used this single as our source because the original single master tape is lost forever and even after an adequate restoration, the quality of the sound was not comparable to the rest of the CD.
Director and Cast:
Directed in 1974 by Mario Imperoli. Starring Gloria Guida, Paolo Carlini, Lucia Catullo, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Gian Carlo Cosma, Gianni Bortolotto, Colette Descombes, Luigi Antonio Guerra, Andrés Resino, Umberto Scaglioni, Piera Vidale.
Sixteen year old Monika has attracted the attention of her classmates as well as of other more mature men in the town of Lignano Sabbiadoro in Veneto. One of her classmates, Leo, becomes friends with her but he does not have her best interest in mind as he arranges to hook up his young female classmates with rich men. But his plan fails with Monika when she becomes interested in her art history teacher. However, she is unaware that the teacher has a relationship with the troubled and unsatisfied wife of Moroni, a rich lawyer who has taken a fancy to Monika. While pursuing Monika at the end, Moroni is run over and killed instantly.