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The Nun and the Devil (1973)

Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (original title)
Kingdom of Naples, 1577: The Roman Inquisition and the witch hunt are in force and torture is authorized in the trials, while the people live in misery and fear. The handsome Spanish ... See full summary »

Director:

Domenico Paolella (as Paolo Dominici)

Writers:

Tonino Cervi (dialogue), Tonino Cervi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Heywood ... Mother Giulia
Luc Merenda ... Carafo
Ornella Muti ... Isabella
Martine Brochard ... Chiara
Muriel Catalá Muriel Catalá ... Agnes
Claudia Gravy ... Carmela
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Lavinia
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Don Carlos
Claudio Gora ... Cardinal d'Arezzo
Duilio Del Prete ... Pietro
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... (as Luigi Guerra)
Gianluigi Chirizzi Gianluigi Chirizzi ... Fernando
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Kingdom of Naples, 1577: The Roman Inquisition and the witch hunt are in force and torture is authorized in the trials, while the people live in misery and fear. The handsome Spanish nobleman Don Carlos enjoyed it in the convent of Sant'Arcangelo di Baiano, satisfying his eroticism with Sister Giulia di Mondragone, a powerful ecclesiastic who aspired to the title of abbess of the convent. Having evaluated the power of Don Carlos, Giulia tries to please him, while other sisters, especially Sister Carmela, plot against her as interested in the coveted title of abbess. Giulia offers herself on several occasions to Don Carlos, despite being a lesbian and eager to be alone with her sweetheart: Sister Chiara. Giulia pleases Don Carlos even when he asks her to spend a night of love with the beautiful young Sister Isabella, Giulia's niece, forced against her will to take the monastic vows but, in reality, very much in love with a boy from the country 'origin. Considering that the current ...

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In the convent of St. Archangel, there is a struggle for lust & love.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 January 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Innocents from Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits state that the movie is 'Based on authentic 16th Century records and a story by STENDHAL'. See more »

Alternate Versions

Restored version: Argent Films DVD release as The Nun And The Devil is the longest available version at 99min 20 secs (in PAL): it is re-edited from Italian masters materials with an English soundtrack. See more »

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Featured in The Real Blue Nuns (2006) See more »

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Not uninteresting...
17 October 2003 | by Laserdome-AMHSee all my reviews

Intrigues in a 16th century Italian cloister near Verona lead to gruesome happenings. Sister Giulia, pretending to save the Mother Supreme from her sickness, is really trying to kill her in order to become Mother Supreme herself. The cardinal suspects something about sister Giulia's intrigues and raids the cloister, bringing all those who did wrong to trial...

This Italian nun movie may be called "exploitation", but it certainly offers an interesting view on some historic happenings and how it might have been back then. The film even claims to be based on a true story. Whether this is true or not, it probably isn't too far away from reality. There's not very much nudity or violence in this, so fans of sick exploitation films will probably be disappointed. Surprisingly well made, and watch out for a very young Ornella Muti in a supporting role.


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