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Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)

Die Liebesbriefe einer portugiesischen Nonne (original title)
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women... See full summary »

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(love letters), (as Manfred Gregor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maria Rosalea Coutinho
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Father Vicente
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Ana Zanatti ...
Mother Alma, the Grand Priestess
Aida Vargas ...
Joanna, a Nun (as Aida Kargas)
Vítor Mendes ...
António Fernando Queiroz de Melo, the Mayor
Aida Gouveia ...
Antónia, a Nun (as Isa Schneider)
Herman José ...
Manuel Gonçalves, the Prince (as Hermann Krippahl)
José Viana ...
The Grand Inquisitor (as Jose Viana)
Patricia Da Silva ...
Maria's Mother
Victor de Sousa ...
Inquisitor's Aid
Nicolau Breyner ...
Prince's Aid
Clara Marabuto ...
Josefina, a nun
Esther Studer ...
Nun at ritual
Dagmar Bürger ...
Nun at ritual
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16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it's all a bad dream. She writes a letter to God, and a Knight rescues her, only to fall into the hands of the Inquisition, put on the rack, and condemned to death like Joan of Arc. Written by Artemis-9

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10 March 1977 (West Germany)  »

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Love Letters from a Portuguese Nun  »

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In 1963, this was announced as a project for Natalie Wood and her company Rona Productions. Whether it is the same story is unsure. See more »

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Franco's Consummate Masterpiece!
24 March 2000 | by (New Hyde Park,New York) – See all my reviews

Jess Franco's "Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun" is the perfect film to show anyone who thinks all that Jess Franco is capable of is zooming in and out of tasteless sex scenes. Instead of his usual epileptic zooms, the cinematography in this is measured and carefully composed. The acting is also another plus. William Berger's portrayal as the Father Confessor is the epitome of slime and pretense. Let's not forget Susan Hemingway and her effortless performance as the innocent heroine of the title. In closing, this is a MUST-SEE picture and proof that Franco could make a film that would cater to the arthouse crowd.


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