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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
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Sister Chiara
Antonio Falsi ...
Giulio
Umberto Orsini ...
Diego
Tino Carraro ...
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Isabelle Marchall
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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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Joan Collins was originally cast for the Mother Superior role. See more »

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Follows Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973) See more »

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More a romantic story than nunsploitation
7 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film did not have the typical features of a usual nunsploitation film. Sure, it had nudity and a whipping, but the sex was all off camera.

Eleonora Giorgi played Carmela, who was promised as an infant to unite two families. She fell in love with another and her father locked her away in a convent. Giorgi was really good in the role and made the film worth watching.

Sister Elisabetta (Catherine Spaak) assisted her in meeting her lover while in the convent. Spaak was also very good. Unfortunataly, Sister's motives were not just to befriend Carmela; she was actually in love with her. Spurned, she took revenge.

Also good was Suzy Kendall who played Mother Superior. She was also in love with Carmel, but never really expressed it.

Just watching this film as a romance is worthwhile. You'll have to look elsewhere for real nunsploitation.


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