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10 May 1979 (Italy) See more »
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From the Secret Files of the Vatican!
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A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Giulio Berruti 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giulio Berruti  writer
Enzo Gallo  idea
Alberto Tarallo  writer

Produced by
Enzo Gallo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alessandro Alessandroni 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Maccoppi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mario Giacco 
 
Production Design by
Franco Vanorio 
 
Costume Design by
Alberto Tarallo 
 
Makeup Department
Mauro Gavazzi .... makeup artist
Maria Rizzo .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Giancarlo Funaro .... unit manager
Marcello Papaleo .... production manager
Mariella Vari .... production secretary
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Vari .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stefano Paltrinieri .... set dresser
Velio Zamprioli .... props
 
Sound Department
Roberto Edwin Forrest .... sound recordist (as Robert Forrest)
Antonio Gallo .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Battaglia .... assistant camera
Pippo Carta .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alberto Tarallo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Patrizia Oppedisano .... first assistant editor
Andrea Vari .... second assistant editor
 
Other crew
Stefano Cecchi .... action stills
 

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Also Known As:
"Suor Omicidi" - Italy (original title)
"Killer Nun" - USA (DVD box title)
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85 min
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
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Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Denture Smashing Nun, 4 November 2006
Author: CMRKeyboadist from Sleesburg, VA.

Here is a rather fun and quite distasteful film about a nun (Anita Ekberg) and her spiral into insanity. I was rather surprised by this movie as I am not a big fan of nunsploitation, but, this movie was a rather hilarious attempt at being dead serious.

Anita Ekberg plays Sister Gertrude, a nun who apparently had brain surgery before the movie starts. She is now working in a hospital with geriatrics and crippled patients. Right away we realize that the sister is not all there in the head as she is addicted to morphine and is sleeping with men on the outside of the hospital. Only one other nun working in the hospital realizes what she is doing, but, doesn't lift a finger to stop it. When patients start mysteriously dying it looks like Sister Gertrude may have slipped completely over the edge.

Some of the positives of the movie is that it has a great soundtrack and some truly good acting from the lead characters. The story is a bit predictable, but, that is all OK as the movie is rather entertaining. We have some truly hysterical moments as well! Look for a scene in which Sister Gertrude smashes an old ladies dentures on the floor! Also, for you gorehounds out there, we have very little in this movie. We do have several disturbing kills, but, nothing gory.

I think it is funny how movies like this were made in the 70's. It was truly a great time in exploitation cinema. A movie like this wouldn't dare be made now-a-days. I would certainly check this movie out if you are a fan of exploitation. It is well worth the time. 8/10

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