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Release Date:
10 May 1979 (Italy) See more »
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From the Secret Files of the Vatican!
Plot:
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Entertaining blend of the nunsploitation and giallo genres See more (33 total) »

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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 Red Dead Revolver (2004) (VG)See more »
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Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining blend of the nunsploitation and giallo genres, 17 November 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Killer Nun" is a cross between a sleazy nunsploitation flick and a giallo murder mystery. Surprisingly, its much more restrained when it comes to the more exploitable elements compared to most other films in either genre (and is certainly one of the most undeserving video nasties). Its a pretty silly screenplay, but its directed with an amount of skill and professionalism that it becomes rather compelling surprisingly. Director Giulio Berruti seems to want to present a more serious minded portrayal of schizophrenia and falling from faith than most other directors working in the nunsploitation genre. Don't be worried though, because the film still has plenty of trashy moments and overall bizarreness to appeal to grindhouse fanatics.

At the center of the film is Anita Ekberg. She offers a very strong performance and invests more gusto into this role than most serious actors would. She was a bit of a has-been at this point in her career, but she still has as much screen presence and sex appeal as she did twenty years earlier. The rest of the actors are pretty dull, including Joe Dallesandro (hes only good when playing bored and disinterested junkies). Still, Ekberg's performance and the better than usual direction from Giulio Berruti make this an above-average exploitation film. Just keep in mind it isn't as much of a campy hoot as the title suggests (even though there are a few moments that'll inspire giggles). (6/10)

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