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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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Sister Elisabeth
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Mother Superior
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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
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 Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973) See more »

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soft and sweet nunsploitation film
4 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

A beautiful nunsploitation epic,sweet and tender where the lovely Eleonora Giorgi plays a blond virgin forced to live behind convent walls. Catherine Spaak is excellent and even more sexy than she was in her early giallos. Suzy Kendall is beautifull in the role of the mother superior who want to be a new mother for her "sister" Carmella She's more sensitive and sad than ever. I prefer this one as THE NUNS OF ST ARCHANGELLO also from Domenico Paolela. beautifull photography, beautifull music, beautifull nuns...


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