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The Nun and the Devil (1973)

Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (original title)
1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition... See full summary »

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(as Paolo Dominici)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Heywood ...
Mother Giulia
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Carafo
...
Isabella
Martine Brochard ...
Chiara
Muriel Catalá ...
Agnes
Claudia Gravy ...
Carmela
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ...
Lavinia
...
Don Carlos
Claudio Gora ...
Cardinal d'Arezzo
Duilio Del Prete ...
Pietro
Luigi Antonio Guerra ...
(as Luigi Guerra)
Gianluigi Chirizzi ...
Fernando
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1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the lusty Sister Carmela. Written by Woodyanders

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In the convent of St. Archangel, there is a struggle for lust & love.

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25 January 1973 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Innocents from Hell  »

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(Westrex Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The opening credits state that the movie is 'Based on authentic 16th Century records and a story by STENDHAL'. See more »

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Not uninteresting...
17 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Intrigues in a 16th century Italian cloister near Verona lead to gruesome happenings. Sister Giulia, pretending to save the Mother Supreme from her sickness, is really trying to kill her in order to become Mother Supreme herself. The cardinal suspects something about sister Giulia's intrigues and raids the cloister, bringing all those who did wrong to trial...

This Italian nun movie may be called "exploitation", but it certainly offers an interesting view on some historic happenings and how it might have been back then. The film even claims to be based on a true story. Whether this is true or not, it probably isn't too far away from reality. There's not very much nudity or violence in this, so fans of sick exploitation films will probably be disappointed. Surprisingly well made, and watch out for a very young Ornella Muti in a supporting role.


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