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Storia di una monaca di clausura (1973)

R | | Drama | March 1975 (USA)
A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first ... See full summary »

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Catherine Spaak ...
Sister Elisabeth
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Mother Superior
Eleonora Giorgi ...
Carmela Simoni
Martine Brochard ...
Sister Lucia
Ann Odessa ...
Sister Chiara
Antonio Falsi ...
Giulio
Umberto Orsini ...
Diego
Tino Carraro ...
Father of Carmela
Konrad Georg ...
Father Confessor
Isabelle Marchall
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Mother of Carmela
Giuliana Calandra
Clara Colosimo
Rina Franchetti
Luigi Antonio Guerra
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A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first undergoes degradation to acclimatize her to convent life; then she experiences rampant lesbianism by the repressed nuns, and becomes pregnant by her lover. Finally, her refusal to accede to one nun's lascivious lesbian advances leads to plotting and treachery, and her lover being murdered out of jealousy. Her life now ruined, she further scandalises her family by refusing to take her vows, and leaves the convent, devoting her existence to those in need. Claims to be based on a true story ! Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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In 1571 a young woman entered a convent in San Giacomo, Italy. It was her parents wish. for one year she was beaten, abused, raped and tortured. Finally she had to submit. In the Spring of 1572 she bore a child. three months later she became a nun! This is her incredible story...

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Suzy Kendall's voice was dubbed by another actress for the English language version. See more »

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Follows The Nun and the Devil (1973) See more »

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ravishingly beautiful film
10 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Quite a surprise, this one, not at all your usual, sex and violence, nunsploitation but a much more measured and ravishingly beautiful film. Much effort has been made to give this a most believable slant and indeed claims to have been based on true accounts. It certainly has the feel of something much more than mere exploitation and it has to be said that whilst the usual ingredients make appearances they are more realistic than is usual and in some ways the more erotic for that. I see from my records that I did see this film years ago on video and was not very impressed, so whether I was disappointed, at the time, by the lack of usual goings on or unable to fully appreciate the movie without the crisp and colourful image now presented, I know not. In any event a most impressive outing.


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