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Behind Convent Walls (1978)

Interno di un convento (original title)
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »

Director:

Walerian Borowczyk

Writers:

Walerian Borowczyk, Stendhal (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ligia Branice ... Sister Clara
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Rodrigo Landriani
Marina Pierro ... Sister Veronica
Gabriella Giacobbe Gabriella Giacobbe ... Abbess Flavia Orsini
Rodolfo Dal Pra Rodolfo Dal Pra ... Bishop
Loredana Martinez Loredana Martinez ... Sister Martina (as Loredana Martínez)
Mario Maranzana Mario Maranzana ... Father Confessor
Alex Partexano Alex Partexano ... Silva (as Alessandro Partexano)
Olivia Pascal
Gina Rovere Gina Rovere
Dora Calindri Dora Calindri
Francesca Balletta Francesca Balletta
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... (as Maria Cumari Quasimodo)
Carole Fouanon Carole Fouanon ... (as Raymonde Carole Fouanon)
Miana Merisi Miana Merisi
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Storyline

A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation. At the same time, a particularly disturbed inmate manages to poison herself and many of the other novitiates in yet another scandal which is covered up by church authorities. Written by Ørnås

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 January 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Within a Cloister See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was released uncut in the UK under the title "Interieur d'un Couvent" in 2003. It was previously cut for its cinema release by 24 seconds, these cuts were maintained in the 1996 video release. See more »

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Drag me to ... church
3 August 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Let's get the obvious out in the open right away: She'll have nun of that. Never gets old, though if we're talking old nun, she does get old. Also doesn't want the other nuns to have fun. Well she won't become Cyndi Lauper anytime soon then. But the nuns are resourceful and find "wood" in the strangest places ... both literally and metaphorically speaking if you know what I mean.

If you don't let me tell you that this is sleaze at its finest (if that's your cup of tea of course). Still it does drag and it feels very episodic with all the nuns and their different ways to "heaven" (or climax that is). If I make this sound better than the actual experience of you watching this will be, don't blame me. I had to write something and describing penetration scenes or torture (physical or other kind) isn't the way I wanted to go. Suffice to say, this is not for any church goers .. well not the "right" ones


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