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Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)

Storia di una monaca di clausura (original title)
R | | Drama | March 1975 (USA)
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

Writers:

Tonino Cervi (as Antonio Cervi), Domenico Paolella
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Spaak ... Sister Elisabeth
Suzy Kendall ... Mother Superior
Eleonora Giorgi ... Carmela Simoni
Martine Brochard ... Sister Lucia
Ann Odessa Ann Odessa ... Sister Chiara
Antonio Falsi Antonio Falsi ... Giulio
Umberto Orsini ... Diego
Tino Carraro Tino Carraro ... Father of Carmela
Konrad Georg Konrad Georg ... Father Confessor
Isabelle Marchall Isabelle Marchall
Caterina Boratto ... Mother of Carmela
Giuliana Calandra
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra
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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 undergoes degradation to acclimatize her to convent life; then she experiences rampant lesbianism by the repressed nuns, and becomes pregnant by her lover. Finally, her refusal to accede to one nun's lascivious lesbian advances leads to plotting and treachery, and her lover being murdered out of jealousy. Her life now ruined, she further scandalises her family by refusing to take her vows, and leaves the convent, devoting her existence to those in need. Claims to be based on a true story ! Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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In 1571 a young woman entered a convent in San Giacomo, Italy. It was her parents wish. for one year she was beaten, abused, raped and tortured. Finally she had to submit. In the Spring of 1572 she bore a child. three months later she became a nun! This is her incredible story...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unholy Convent See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Joan Collins was originally cast for the Mother Superior role. See more »

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Follows The Nun and the Devil (1973) See more »

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soft and sweet nunsploitation film
4 April 1999 | by U.D.OSee all my reviews

A beautiful nunsploitation epic,sweet and tender where the lovely Eleonora Giorgi plays a blond virgin forced to live behind convent walls. Catherine Spaak is excellent and even more sexy than she was in her early giallos. Suzy Kendall is beautifull in the role of the mother superior who want to be a new mother for her "sister" Carmella She's more sensitive and sad than ever. I prefer this one as THE NUNS OF ST ARCHANGELLO also from Domenico Paolela. beautifull photography, beautifull music, beautifull nuns...


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