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The Devils of Monza (1987)

La monaca di Monza (original title)
The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He ... See full summary »

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Luciano Odorisio

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Gino Capone (story), Gino Capone (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myriem Roussel ... Sister Virginia Maria de Leyva
Alessandro Gassmann ... Giampaolo Osio (as Alessandro Gassman)
Renato De Carmine Renato De Carmine ... Cardinal Federico Borromeo
Alina De Simone Alina De Simone ... Reverend Mother
Augusto Zucchi Augusto Zucchi ... Don Paolo
Flaminia Lizzani Flaminia Lizzani ... Conversa
Almerica Schiavo Almerica Schiavo ... Conversa
Nicoletta Boris Nicoletta Boris ... Sister Beatrice Castiglione
Cyrus Elias Cyrus Elias ... Giuseppe Molteno
Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni ... Sister Candida
Leonardo De Carmine Leonardo De Carmine
Marika Ferri Marika Ferri
Francesca Maria Lesnoni Francesca Maria Lesnoni
John Francis Lane John Francis Lane ... Judge Pirovano
Gea Martire Gea Martire
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The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He hears the rumor that she'd have an affair with her trustee - so he kills him in a set-up duel and aims to take his place. Against her initial resistance, Monza manages to win her heart - and to get into her bed. This doesn't stay a secret for long, but Monza, now in love, does everything to keep it going. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 June 1987 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Eccessi, misfatti, delitti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 81922 delivered on 17-10-1986. See more »

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Version of La vera storia della Monaca di Monza (2010) See more »

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Painfully boring nunsploitation effort
27 June 2009 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

The nunsploitation genre is loved by cult fans mostly thanks to films by the likes of Joe D'Amato and Jess Franco. Anyone who loves the genre because of those films will be highly disappointed with this one; as not only is Devils of Monza not exploitative at all, it's also extremely boring. The plot, as you would expect, focuses on a convent. The convent is next door to a noble man's house, and one of the nuns gets into trouble when she is caught flirting with the nobleman next door. The nun is thrown out by the head of the nunnery, Virginia, leading the nobleman to try and win her heart instead. The film moves very slowly and the love story is not particularly interesting, which makes it hard to care for the film at all. It's made even more difficult to care thanks to the fact that there's no sleaze. There are a few sex scenes, but it's not the slew of depravity I've come to expect from films like this. To the film's credit, it does at least look nice; although the period setting didn't do much for me. 'Monza' seems to be a popular name in the nunsploitation genre, but the more exploitative Nun of Monza and the later The True Story of the Nun of Monza are both better than this boring effort. I'd have a hard time recommending that anyone tracks Devils of Monza down.


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