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Suor Omicidi
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10 May 1979 (Italy) See more »
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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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  (in credits order)

Anita Ekberg ... Sister Gertrude
Paola Morra ... Sister Mathieu

Alida Valli ... Mother Superior

Massimo Serato ... Dr. Poirret

Daniele Dublino ... Hospital Director

Lou Castel ... Peter

Joe Dallesandro ... Dr. Patrick Roland
Laura Nucci ... The Baroness
Alice Gherardi ... Nurse
Lee De Barriault
Ileana Fraia ... Florence
Antonietta Patriarca
Sofia Lusy ... Janet
Nerina Montagnani ... Josephine
Franco Caracciolo ... Priest in Confessional
Maria Sofia Amendolea
Chicca Thomas
Manlio Pierotti
Brunello Chiodetti ... Man who has sex with Sister Gertrude
Enzo Spitaleri
Lesly Thomas
Aldo De Franchi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Sister Gertrude (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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
Edilio Kim .... unit publicist (as Kim Gatti)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Suor Omicidi" - Italy (original title)
"Killer Nun" - USA (DVD box title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:X (re-rating) (1984) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1983) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Norway:18 | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18

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Italian censorship visa # 73203 delivered on 13-3-1979.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8See more »


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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Killer movie!, 30 July 2001
Author: INFOFREAKO from Perth, Australia

I'm really surprised at the lack of comments for this classic piece of Nunsploitation! This movie is really, really odd! Anita Ekberg plays a cancer obsessed Nun who works as a nurse. Old people start getting killed, and she starts flipping out. She stomps on an old lady's false teeth, shoots up morphine, picks up a guy and screws him, and gets sexually involved with a fellow disturbed nun. Is she the killer? Does she even know herself? Watch 'Killer Nun' to find out.

Warhol regular Joe Dallesandro appears as a doctor but isn't very memorable. Ekberg's lesbian lover is though! One of the hottest nuns you'll ever see!

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