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The Lady of Monza (1969)

La monaca di Monza (original title)
R | | Drama | May 1970 (USA)
A film loosely based on real life events of Marianna De Leyva, better known as "The Nun of Monza".

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Complete credited cast:
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Virginia de Leyva
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Father Paolo Arrigone
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Giampaolo Osio
Anna Maria Alegiani ...
Sister Ottavia Ricci
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Sister Benedetta Homati (as Margherita Lozano)
Giovanna Galletti ...
Sister Angela Sacchi (as Giovanna Galetti)
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Sister Francesca Imbersaga
Renzo Giovampietro ...
Vicar Saraceno
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Sister Candida Colomba
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Sister Bianca Homati
Rita Calderoni ...
Isabella
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Michel Bardinet ...
Giovanni degli Hortensi
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Count Taverna
Francesco Carnelutti ...
Cantastorie
Tino Carraro ...
Monsignor Barrea
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A film loosely based on real life events of Marianna De Leyva, better known as "The Nun of Monza".

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Her other love is God. See more »

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May 1970 (USA)  »

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The Lady of Monza  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Luchino Visconti had tried to make this with Sophia Loren, but it never materialized. See more »

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Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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Pretentious.
19 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I found this film to be pompous hogwash: much more honest and interesting films dealing with the same subject matter have been made by exploitation directors like Jess Franco and Joe D'Amato. Try Franco's The Sex Demons, Joe D'Amato's Images in a Convent, Mingozzi's Flavia the Heretic, or Bruno Mattei's True Story of the Nun of Monza. In fact, Franco, at his best, could run circles around so-called "serious" directors who churned out pretentious "respectable" films such as this one. Skip it and stick with the others I named. And if you like them, you might want to branch out and try some of their other works, such as Franco's Soledad Miranda trilogy.


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