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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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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 »

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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 first german video release with the title "Geständnis einer Nonne" (Bavaria Video/IMV Video) was cut by about two minutes to remove gory sequences. The later german Video release, entitled "Die Nonne" (I.F.R. Video) presents the uncut version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Red Dead Revolver (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8
(uncredited)
Performed by Alessandro Alessandroni
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highly enjoyable
17 June 2004 | by dispetSee all my reviews

a very, very silly film. not once will you feel horror or revulsion (unless you are the sensitive type or a nun) but you may smirk, and you may laugh and you may even find yourself cheering on dear old sister gertrude as she goes on her rampage of false teeth destruction, morphine addiction, random sex and abuse and an extreme misuse of stockings. somehow this all ties together in a film which is somewhat cohesive, quite impressively directed for the most part, beautifully scored, very well acted and just generally entertaining. certainly not for everybody though, you do have to have a slightly bent idea of entertainment or at least enjoy cinema on the edge, on the edge of what, im not quite sure. over all, an enjoyable psychodrama with a touch of taboo.


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