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10 August 1977 (Italy) See more »
She sought refuge from her unquenchable thirst for love ...
Renouncing her "sinful" past, Emanuelle has entered a convent and has dedicated herself to a life of service... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Laura Gemser ... Emanuelle
Mónica Zanchi ... Monica Catsabriaga
Gabriele Tinti ... Rene
Vinja Locatelli ... Anna
Pia Velsi ... Sister Cecile
Patrizia Sacchi ... Mother Superior
Dirce Funari ... Monica's stepmother
Mario De Vico
Rik Battaglia ... Catsabriaga
Ambrogio Molteni (as Palmambrogio Molteni)

Directed by
Giuseppe Vari  (as Joseph Warren)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerolamo Collogno  story
Mario Gariazzo  story
Ambrogio Molteni  story
Marino Onorati 

Produced by
Mario Mariani .... producer
Original Music by
Stelvio Cipriani 
Cinematography by
Guglielmo Mancori 
Film Editing by
Giuseppe Vari 
Production Design by
Roberta Tomassetti 
Costume Design by
Roberta Tomassetti 
Makeup Department
Raffaele Cristini .... makeup artist
Production Management
Francesco Fantacci .... production supervisor
Pietro Grifi .... assistant production supervisor
Sound Department
Luigi Groppo .... boom operator
Guido Ortenzi .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Sandro Borni .... still photographer
Gastone Colantoni .... electrician
Adriano Mancori .... assistant camera
Renato Palmieri .... camera operator
Enrico Zannoni .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfonsa Olivieri .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Massimo Strolighi .... assistant editor
Alberto Vari .... assistant editor
Other crew
Armando Pierini .... production secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sister Emanuelle" - International (English title) (dubbed version)
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90 min | West Germany:82 min (cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Emanuelle meets nunsploitation!, 5 June 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

There is a lot of variety in the Emanuelle series, and as such; a lot of strange and rather silly ideas; but having Laura Gemser dressed up as a nun and living in a convent is surely one of the silliest! I'd even go as far as to say that this plot could be considered blasphemous! Clearly, this film is just an attempt by director Giuseppe Vari to cash in on both the Emanuelle series and the nunsploitation wave in one fell swoop, and as is the case with a lot of the Emanuelle flicks; the only thing that really ties this film to the rest of the series is the lovely leading lady, Laura Gemser. Apparently, Emanuelle has decided to renounce her shady past and has taken up residency inside a convent. She is given the task of looking after the young and beautiful Monica; a girl who was dropped off at the convent by her wealthy father. However, it's not long before the young girl's outlook on life begins to rub off on the previously promiscuous "nun" and Emanuelle begins to question whether or not being a woman of God is actually a suitable career path...

In the context of the rest of the series, and considering that there is no explanation for Emanuelle's sudden change of attitude, it has to be said that the plot line featured in this film is absurdly ridiculous. However, the film clearly isn't meant to be looked at that way and as a stand alone nunsploitation flick; Sister Emanuelle is excellent, and by far my favourite of the ten or so Emanuelle flicks that I've seen. The film does represent a real change of pace for the series as for most of the film; Emanuelle is retracted to a nun's habit and doesn't feature in as many sex scenes as we're used to. That isn't a big problem, however, as this time Laura Gemser is joined by the beautiful Swiss actress Mónica Zanchi, who pretty much takes up the lead role. Unlike most Emanuelle films also, this one actually has a couple of themes going on; namely, the corruption of innocence, and judging by the ambiguous ending, there also seems to be something in there about how a person like Emanuelle is not going to be able to abandon what it is she stands for. Overall, this is a very good little film and comes highly recommended to both Emanuelle fans and exploitation fans in general!

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