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The Lady of Monza (1969)

La monaca di Monza (original title)
R | | Drama | May 1970 (USA)

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Margarita Lozano ...
Sister Benedetta Homati (as Margherita Lozano)
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Vicar Saraceno
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Sister Candida Colomba
Maria Michi ...
Sister Bianca Homati
Rita Calderoni ...
Isabella
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Giovanni degli Hortensi
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Count Taverna
Francesco Carnelutti ...
Cantastorie
Tino Carraro ...
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Luchino Visconti had tried to make this with Sophia Loren, but it never materialized. See more »

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Church of Sinners
22 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Catholic Church is a church of sinners. Every Christian, in fact, is a sinner struggling to become a saint. The Lady of Monza is one such sinner. That's why the movie is riveting, because everyone identifies with the hypocrisy, the cover-ups, and everything understandably expected of in a regimented life as the nunnery. It is a well defined movie. It knows what it is telling about. At the end of the day, the nun is locked up, or rather appears to be entombed, inside what seems to be an ecclesiastical dungeon. This is the redeeming virtue of the movie: Crime must be punished. Never mind if the nun is the Mother Superior. Never mind if she is a lady with connections to the Royal Court of Madrid. The characters are tri-dimensional. Each one prepares his own bed. This, per se, makes the film so irresistibly captivating in its brilliance. Like it or not, this film deserves a flat 10 pure and simple.


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