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Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973)

1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition... 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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1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the lusty Sister Carmela. Written by Woodyanders

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

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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

Italian censorship visa # 61797 delivered on 24-1-1973. 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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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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