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La monaca di Monza (1987)

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The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He ... See full summary »

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Myriem Roussel ...
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Renato De Carmine ...
Alina De Simone
Augusto Zucchi ...
Don Paolo
Flaminia Lizzani ...
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Almerica Schiavo ...
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Nicoletta Boris ...
Suor Beatrice Castiglione
Cyrus Elias ...
Giuseppe Molteno
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Sister Candida
Leonardo De Carmine
Marika Ferri
Francesca Maria Lesnoni
John Francis Lane ...
Giudice Pirovano
Gea Martire
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The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He hears the rumor that she'd have an affair with her trustee - so he kills him in a set-up duel and aims to take his place. Against her initial resistance, Monza manages to win her heart - and to get into her bed. This doesn't stay a secret for long, but Monza, now in love, does everything to keep it going. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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16 June 1987 (Portugal)  »

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Gorgeous nunsploitation epic
25 December 2006 | by (Deutschland) – See all my reviews

Among the collection of films known as "nunsploitation", 'La Monaca di Monza' stands out as one of the finest achievements of them all. This is no Jess Franco or Joe D'Amato schlock, although Franco's 'Love Letters of A Portuguese Nun' is a fine film as well. The story of Virginia DeLeva, the nun who falls in love, or perhaps lust, with the handsome nobleman, whose affair brings down a convent, has been retold in several adaptations. This is the best version in my opinion. Featuring gorgeous sets, impressive camera work and high production values, and including some of the most wildly erotic soft core footage I have seen. Alessandro Gassman and Myriem Roussel are quite aesthetically pleasing to the eye, clothed or otherwise. A sense of foreboding, and evil permeates the convent as Sister DeLeva carries on her torrid affair with her less than holy lover. Beautiful, repressed nuns are forever hiding in shadows and wringing their hands. The tension builds nicely as the presence of this man inside the convent walls begins to corrupt the other nuns, eroding their own morals. As an erotic film this one is a must see. There is good nunsploitation, and there is trash. Among the good, "Nuns of Verona", "Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun", "Behind Convent Walls", and the Japanese epic "School of the Holy Beast". There is the bad; "Images in A Convent", "Les Demons" etc. This is one of the good ones, and deserves a proper DVD release. For fans of the genre, this is worth tracking down.


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