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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Dallesandro's voice is dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8
(uncredited)
Performed by Alessandro Alessandroni
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surreal with nuns drifting down corridors
11 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Far better than I remember thinking on my first viewing but that was a while ago and now I think of it one of my first in this field. Probably not a good one to encounter first because it really is such a strange one. Pretty surreal with nuns drifting down corridors, gowns splayed out behind and the dreams, imaginings and nightmares punctuated with goring killings and lusty couplings. Ekberg is fine but so is everybody and they all play weird so that this also helps to give the film an unreal feel even though it is firmly set in a convent and supposedly based upon a true case. A stand out moment is the crushing underfoot of the poor old lady diner's false teeth, as we cut from the vicious trampling to the squirming old lady, hands to her mouth. Music is pleasant enough and effective if a little derivative and if Dallesandro seems the most normal person on the screen that just goes to show something about this true one off.


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