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Interno di un convento (1978)

A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »

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Sister Clara
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Sister Veronica
Gabriella Giacobbe ...
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Loredana Martinez ...
Sister Martina (as Loredana Martínez)
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Alex Partexano ...
Silva (as Alessandro Partexano)
Gina Rovere
Dora Calindri
Francesca Balletta
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Carole Fouanon ...
(as Raymonde Carole Fouanon)
Miana Merisi
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A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation. At the same time, a particularly disturbed inmate manages to poison herself and many of the other novitiates in yet another scandal which is covered up by church authorities. Written by Ørnås

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26 January 1978 (Italy)  »

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Within a Cloister  »

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Artsploitation with real erotic value
3 November 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Despite some very ropey, almost Franco-like camera-work and generally lacklustre performances, Walerian Borowczyk's "Behind Convent Walls" (aka "Within a Cloister") is an artsploitation film with real erotic value.

The plot is nonsense, but the convent setting is convincing and the scenes of nuns behaving badly are directed with great erotic detail.

With the exception of the Mother Superior, these sisters have more interest in phallic objects, masturbation, lesbianism and the local lads than the Holy Trinity. It's a good thing because this is a Borowczyk film and Borowczyk, the director of "Immoral Tales" and "The Beast", is at his best when focusing his camera on illicit sexuality.

The film has an art-house patina, measured pacing and a heavy-handed organ score, but it remains an interesting curio for its single-minded subversiveness and cast of carnally-minded Christians.

Euro art trash at its finest.


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