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Killer Nun (1979)

Suor Omicidi (original title)
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital,... See full summary »

Director:

Giulio Berruti

Writers:

Giulio Berruti, Enzo Gallo (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Ekberg ... Sister Gertrude
Paola Morra ... Sister Mathieu
Alida Valli ... Mother Superior
Massimo Serato ... Dr. Poirret
Daniele Dublino ... Hospital Director
Lou Castel ... Peter
Joe Dallesandro ... Dr. Patrick Roland
Laura Nucci ... The Baroness
Alice Gherardi Alice Gherardi ... Nurse
Lee De Barriault Lee De Barriault
Ileana Fraia Ileana Fraia ... Florence (as Ileana Fraja)
Antonietta Patriarca Antonietta Patriarca
Sofia Lusy ... Janet
Nerina Montagnani Nerina Montagnani ... Josephine
Franco Caracciolo ... Priest in Confessional
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Storyline

A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff and patients around her. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 May 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Nun See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinesud See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 73203 delivered on 13-3-1979. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film became infamous in the UK after it was placed on the DPP list of 72 video nasties, and the initial Redemption video release in 1993 was cut by 13 seconds to edit a scene where an old woman's face and eyes are stabbed with needles and a scalpel. The cuts were fully restored in the 2007 Shameless DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8
(uncredited)
Performed by Alessandro Alessandroni
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Killer movie!
30 July 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I'm really surprised at the lack of comments for this classic piece of Nunsploitation! This movie is really, really odd! Anita Ekberg plays a cancer obsessed Nun who works as a nurse. Old people start getting killed, and she starts flipping out. She stomps on an old lady's false teeth, shoots up morphine, picks up a guy and screws him, and gets sexually involved with a fellow disturbed nun. Is she the killer? Does she even know herself? Watch 'Killer Nun' to find out.

Warhol regular Joe Dallesandro appears as a doctor but isn't very memorable. Ekberg's lesbian lover is though! One of the hottest nuns you'll ever see!


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