Story of A Cloistered Nun

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Story of A Cloistered Nun (Storia di una monaca di clausura) (1973, France/Italy/Germany) is a Nunsploitation film directed by Domenico Paolella. It is the sequel to The Nuns of St. Archangel.


Main Details

  • Released in 1973
  • Color
  • Running Time: Italy: 97 min/UK: 86 min
  • Production Co: Produzioni Atlas Consorziate (P.A.C.) | Roxy Films | SND | Saint-Ouen
  • Distribution Co: Cine Globe (1975) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Concorde Film (1975) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Domenico Paolella
  • Written by Tonino Cervi, Domenico Paolella
  • Starring Catherine Spaak, Suzy Kendall, Eleonora Giorgi, Martine Brochard, Umberto Orsini
  • Produced by Tonino Cervi, Luggi Waldleitner
  • Original Music by Piero Piccioni
  • Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi
  • Film Editing by Amedeo Giomini

Plot Summary

  • Refusing an arranged marriage, young aristocrat Carmela is sent to a convent. Her arrival intensifies the power struggle between the debauched nun Elizabeth, and the stern but evil Mother Superior, as both are smitten by Carmela's beauty.


  • In 1571 a young woman entered a convent in San Giacomo, Italy. It was her parents wish. for one year she was beaten, abused, raped and tortured. Finally she had to submit. In the Spring of 1572 she bore a child. three months later she became a nun! This is her incredible story...

Also Known As

  • De non en haar duivel (Netherlands)
  • Diary of a Cloistered Nun
  • Historia de una monja de clausura (Spain)
  • Kielletyn luostarin salaisuus (Finland)
  • Der Nonnenspiegel (Germany)
  • The Diary of a Closeted Nun (Australia - video box title)
  • Une histoire du 17. siècle (France)
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