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The Killer Nun (1979)
"Suor Omicidi" (original title)

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A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital,... See full summary »

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Sister Gertrude
Paola Morra ...
Sister Mathieu
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Mother Superior
Massimo Serato ...
Dr. Poirret
Daniele Dublino ...
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Peter
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Dr. Patrick Roland
Laura Nucci ...
Baroness
Alice Gherardi ...
Nurse
Lee De Barriault
Ileana Fraia
Antonietta Patriarca
Sofia Lusy ...
Janet
Nerina Montagnani ...
Josephine
Franco Caracciolo
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A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff and patients around her. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8
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highly enjoyable
17 June 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

a very, very silly film. not once will you feel horror or revulsion (unless you are the sensitive type or a nun) but you may smirk, and you may laugh and you may even find yourself cheering on dear old sister gertrude as she goes on her rampage of false teeth destruction, morphine addiction, random sex and abuse and an extreme misuse of stockings. somehow this all ties together in a film which is somewhat cohesive, quite impressively directed for the most part, beautifully scored, very well acted and just generally entertaining. certainly not for everybody though, you do have to have a slightly bent idea of entertainment or at least enjoy cinema on the edge, on the edge of what, im not quite sure. over all, an enjoyable psychodrama with a touch of taboo.


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