The Female: Seventy Times Seven

The Female: Seventy Times Seven (Spanish: Setenta veces siete) is a 1962 Argentine drama film directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson starring Isabel Sarli. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The Female: Seventy Times Seven
The Female- Seventy Times Seven FilmPoster.jpeg
American theatrical release poster
Directed byLeopoldo Torre Nilsson
Written byRicardo Becher
Beatriz Guido
Ricardo Luna
Dalmiro Sáenz
Based onEl Prostíbulo and Sur viejo
by Dalmiro Sáenz[1]
Produced byAntonio Motti
StarringIsabel Sarli
CinematographyRicardo Younis
Edited byJacinto Cascales
Release date
  • 30 August 1962 (1962-08-30)
Running time
92 minutes


US releaseEdit

After 5 years, the film was picked up for distribution in the United States by Cambist Films. They re-edited the film and gave it a new name The Female with the director listed as Leo Towers. Sarli had refused to do nudity for this film, as she considered Torres Nilsson an "intellectual" director. But when the film was released in the US, scenes with a Sarli body double appeared nude. Sarli started a lawsuit against the distributors, but ended up losing since she continued to do nudes and did not damage her image.[3] The film opened at Prudential's Tower Art in Milwaukee at Christmas 1967.[4]


The film was one of the highest-grossing "sex art" films in the United States.[4]


  1. ^ "Setenta veces siete". Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Female: Seventy Times Seven". Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Puerto Cultura - Isabel Sarli". YouTube. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Imported Sex, As N.Y.-Edited". Variety. 20 March 1968. p. 5.

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