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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Prévost ...
The Abbess
Jenny Tamburi ...
Lucita
Paolo Malco ...
Esteban
Franco Ressel ...
Corrado Gaipa ...
Father Onorio
Gino Rocchetti
Pier Giovanni Anchisi ...
Isidro (as Piero Anchisi)
Calisto Calisti
Aldina Martano ...
Sister Rosario (as Alda Martano)
Bruna Beani ...
Josefa
Barbara Herrera
María Luisa Sala
Adriana Facchetti
Dada Gallotti
Cinzia Greco
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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 escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the horrifying depravity of the covent's abbess, Sister Incarnation. Can Esteban rescue his love from this madhouse before the inquisitor discovers what is going on and has everyone executed? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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26 March 1974 (Italy)  »

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The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine  »

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Fanaticism is often nothing more than the other face of madness.
25 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Writer/Director Sergio Grieco is better known for the last film he directed, Mad Dog Killer, a fave of Quentin Tarantino. This entry into the nunsploitation genre is pretty tame by the standards set by such films as Cloistered Nun: Runa's Confession and Sacred Flesh.

It is basically a Romeo and Juliet story in Spain with the Inquisition used to separate two lovers. The film spends the bulk of it's time focusing on the abuses of the Catholic Church in that regard, where anonymous lies were used to condemn and murder in the name of god.

The actual nunsploitation aspects are confined to exposed breasts. All of the action takes place under sheets or off camera. Those looking for titillation will not find it in this film. It contains only extremely obese clerics and their obsession with power. Look elsewhere for your fun.


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