MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,184 this week

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

 -  Drama | Horror  -  9 August 1986 (Italy)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 206 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...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 165 titles
created 24 Feb 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1143 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1080 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 106 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Convent of Sinners (1986)

Convent of Sinners (1986) on IMDb 5.2/10

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... 

Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Françoise Prévost, Jenny Tamburi, Paolo Malco
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
Bound Cargo (Video 2003)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three girls are on the run from a group of disbanded soldiers. Nowhere to go they come across a lonely widow to seek refuge. Risking her life to save the young women the widow only demands erotic pleasure in exchange.

Director: Lloyd A. Simandl
Stars: Rena Riffel, John Comer, David O'Kelly
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon, Ursula Buchfellner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Monica Seller, Steven Rogers, Lora Luna
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

To improve the morale of the German officers, a train with beautiful girls is arranged to entertain them when on leave.

Director: Patrice Rhomm
Stars: Malisa Longo, Olivier Mathot, Patrizia Gori
Drama | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Susan Hemingway, William Berger, Herbert Fux
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is ... See full summary »

Director: Edoardo Mulargia
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares
Stars: Enrique Rocha, Cecilia Pezet, Delia Magaña
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Five vignettes around the theme of what can happen when teenagers' parents are away from home ... and then return unexpectedly.

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Karin Götz, Mattis Böttcher, Enzi Fuchs
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 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
Love Camp (1977)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of women are kidnapped by guerrillas and forced to serve as prostitutes for them in a jungle brothel. The sadistic female warden decapitates uncooperative girls.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Nanda Van Bergen, Ada Tauler, Monica Swinn
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 All (52) »

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

Featured in Joe D'Amato Totally Uncut - The Erotic Experience (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Plenty of sleaze in this Massacesi's "Convent Erotica genre" second entry.
27 May 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Aristide Massacesi, the undisputed King of Italian Sexploitation Movies, here credited as Dario Donati, did it again. After his infamous '79 "Immagini di un convento" aka "Visions in a Convent", an erotic/porn romp starring sultry Paola Senatore (for the erotic part) and totally uninhibited Marina Hedman (for the porn department), comes back several years later, with his second entry in the "Convent Erotica" or "Nunsploitation" sub-genre. Actually in this one, he makes an honest effort to improve the quality of this production and he...almost succeeds. Still a low-budget production but with great Renaissance settings, excellent cinematography, an attractive cast lead by a gorgeous young Eva Grimaldi (at the beginning of her career, bound to become one of the most recognized Icons of Euro Sex-Cinema), decent acting and a clever and quite exploitative direction. As a matter of fact, even if less explicit and graphic then its predecessor, we get here the "whole sleaze enchilada" containing: more then obligatory nuns-lesbian action, nuns-masturbation, nuns-whipping, nuns-torture, nuns-fondling, nun-priest sex action, naked nuns frolicking in bathtubs, a hunky handyman who is mute but compensates his handicap, by being available to "comfort and service" needy nuns and the most incredible and unthinkable exorcism practice, involving holy water and an enema syringe...Wow! Do I need to say more? All the nuns are young and pretty (even Mother Superior is not bad at all...) and you really wonder if, to become a nun in those days, girls had to meet very high beauty parameters.... The story is quite the "classic one": a young girl, Suzanne, is raped by her step-father and consequently (as customary in those days), sent to a convent, to get her out of the way. There she finds soon out, that life behind the convent walls can be quite exciting. She has a steamy sensual relationship with Mother Superior, assorted lesbian encounters with other nuns and a sacrilegious sexual relationship with the young Father Confessor of the convent. This, however, unchains the jealousy and angriness of the other nuns, lead by the Vice-Mother Superior, who "has plans" for Suzanne. Repeatedly rejected, she accuses her of being possessed by the Devil and manages to send her to trial before the Archbishop. Suzanne gets tortured and exorcised (with great satisfaction of the male audience..). She still proclaims her love for God, but also confesses a lack of religious vocation, which made her vulnerable to the "temptations of the flesh". Unable to prove her innocence, abandoned by her lover (who realizes, at the end, that a career in the Vatican is more important then a love relationship) and rejected by the vast majority of the Sisterhood, she "flips-out", gets into convulsions, tears open her robe and (beautifully) naked, drops unconscious on the floor of the church! Highly dramatic organ music - THE END – rolling closing-credits....let's go to bed! OK, OK, it's only a Sex-Movie but why have those "Nunsploitation" or "Convent Erotica" flicks become so popular during the '70 and '80s and, in several cases, so successful? (I'd like to recommend very stylish and stimulating Walerian Borowczyk's '78 "Behind the Convent Walls" and both equally excellent Domenico Paolella's '73 "The Nuns of Saint Archangel" and "Story of a Cloistered Nun" and, it goes without saying, the one who started the whole genre: delirious Ken Russell's '71 "The Devils"). I think mainly for their anti-clerical spirit, which started spreading during the seventies, showing the Church, the Cloister, the Inquisition and similar institutions as very corrupt and barbaric. But not only for this reason. They also depict a microcosm, in which young women are "prisoners" confined in limited space, where the most evil and powerful, can sadistically abuse the weakest and the most innocent. I believe the majority of male readers will agree that the half-naked body of a nun (who implies purity, since she is supposed to deny her body and all her sexual desires), becomes a "perverse object of desire". If the very same body undergoes whipping or any other act of (sexual) abuse, it tremendously increases its erotic appeal. A sexual act, like fondling or masturbation, performed on screen by a beautiful actress impersonating a nun, in various stages of undressing of her rough underwear, alone or with a partner, set in a Cloister, becomes an almost unbeatable element for high-voltage and kinky eroticism. What is it? Perverse and fetishistic erotic fantasies? Desire for sacrilegious profanation of a symbol of purity? Expression of a "macho culture" originated "love'n'hate" relationship towards women? Desire of revenge for a symbol of forbidden, unnatural and inaccessible femininity? I don't think I go wrong if I say: a mixture of all of the above! So, if you enjoyed watching "Convent of Sinners" aka "La Monaca del Peccato" (like I did) but, at the end of the movie, felt a sudden urge to...take a shower, it's OK, go ahead and you'll feel (a little) better afterward. I give this one a seven (with a little sense of guilt) out of ten.


19 of 21 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:
?