MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 464 this week

Convent of Sinners (1986)
"La monaca del peccato" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  9 August 1986 (Italy)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 7 critic

Convent of Sinners is the story of Susanna, a young girl who is raped by her own father and sent to a convent for her sins, where she falls in love with a priest. The other nuns, however, ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Dario Donati)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1148 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
a list of 69 images
created 22 Jun 2012
 
a list of 240 images
created 02 Apr 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Convent of Sinners (1986)

Convent of Sinners (1986) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Convent of Sinners.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Senza buccia (1979)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Marcello Aliprandi
Stars: Olga Karlatos, Juan Carlos Naya, Maurizio Interlandi
Flavia (1974)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Sarah Asproon returns to New Orleans to act as executrix of the estate of a millionaire whom she was once the mistress of. She must decide which one of his surviving family members will ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Kristine Rose, Ruth Collins, Frederick Lewis
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A giant gorilla terrorizes a nudist camp.

Director: Barry Mahon
Stars: Judy Adler, Juliet Anderson, Janet Banzet
99 Women (1969)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates are controlled by the sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz and Governor Santos and ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Maria Schell, Luciana Paluzzi, Mercedes McCambridge
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Martine Fléty, Sarah Strasberg, Dagmar Bürger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Catherine Spaak, Suzy Kendall, Eleonora Giorgi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Cesare Canevari
Stars: Ajita Wilson, Tina Aumont, Luigi Pistilli
Naked Avenger (Video 2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: M.T. Bird, Scott Shaw
Stars: Jill Kelly, Daren LeBreck, Robert Mizrahi
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Giulio Berruti
Stars: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An innocent girl goes to spend the weekend on an island with a woman and her brother, but soon she finds herself entangled in a web of dream-like sexual experiments.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Maria Rohm, Marie Liljedahl, Jack Taylor
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Stars: Sophie Ngan Chin Man, Matthew Ng Ting, Ruby Wong Jo Yi
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eva Grimaldi ...
Maria Susanna Simonin
Karin Well ...
Sister Teresa
Gabriele Gori ...
Handyman
Jessica Moore ...
Sister Ursula (as Gilda Germano)
Maria Pia Parisi
Martin Philips ...
Don Morel
Gabriele Tinti ...
Monsignore
Katalin Murany
Beba Balteano
Aldina Martano ...
Mother Superior
Edit

Storyline

Convent of Sinners is the story of Susanna, a young girl who is raped by her own father and sent to a convent for her sins, where she falls in love with a priest. The other nuns, however, are jealous and angry, they want Susanna for themselves, and accuse her of being possessed by the Devil. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

convent | sin | priest | nun | inquisition | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 1986 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Convent of Sinners  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Devils (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Curious Joe D'Amato nun fillm that's more serious drama than softcore sex romp
26 February 2012 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

Despite their obvious sexploitation potential, the "nunsploitation" films actually started out as more or less serious and even somewhat historically accurate dramas criticizing the Church. The original film that started it all, "The Nun of Monza" (which I've yet to see) is in this vein, as is the early 70's loose trilogy of Italian nun films--"Story of a Cloistered Nun", "The Nuns of St. Archangel", and "The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentines"--and also perhaps the best of all of these films, "Flavia, the Heretic". The mid-70's though saw the influence of "The Exorcist" and these films began to delve into not-so-historically-accurate satanic themes and completely over-the-top hallucinatory delerium typified by Jess Franco's "Love Letters from a Portugese Nun", the two Mexican nun films--"Satanic Pandemonium" and "Alucarda", not to mention the rather incoherent films of hack Bruno Mattei, "The Other Hell" and "The True Story of the Nun of Monza". Then there were the flat-out, almost completely plot-less lesbian sex romps like Walerian Browzyx's "Behind Convent Walls" as well as just plain weird stuff like the giallo/"nunsploitation" hybrid "Killer Nun". Sleazemaster Joe d'Amato had earlier directed "Images in a Convent", which manages to combine the latter two strains (hallucinatory satanism AND a plot less sex romp) so it's interesting here he decided to go all the way back to the beginning and make a fairly historical drama based on a novel by Denis Diderot no less.

The story involves a young girl (Eva Grimaldi) who is confined to a convent after her lustful father tries to rape her. She becomes a favorite of the Mother Superior and a potential lover of the young father-confessor, but falls prey to the machinations of another ambitious nun (Karin Weil) who is plotting to take over the convent. The supporting cast meanwhile includes Gabriel Tinti (Mr. Laura Gemser)as the monsignor and Jessica Moore (from D'Amato's "11 Days and 11 Nights"). There's nudity aplenty courtesy of Weil, Moore, and (especially) Grimaldi, but D'Amato seems, uncharacteristically, much more interested in serious drama than softcore porn.

The problem is, with the exception of the underrated Tinti, D'Amato is saddled here with softcore porn star cast who don't pull off serious drama very well. Grimaldi is especially unconvincing as an innocent virgin (a role earlier assayed by much stronger actresses like Eleanora Giorgi, Ornella Muti, and Jenny Tamburi). The role perhaps should have been played by Jessica Moore, but she was not really a great actress either (and besides, even at eighteen here, she had a body like Jessica RABBIT and wouldn't have very convincing PLAYING an eighteen-year-old). That's not to say this movie is in any way bad, but it is odd that D'Amato would go so much in the way of serious drama with THIS cast, who were really built for a flat-out sex romp.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Convent of Sinners (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?