The Nun of Monza

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The Nun of Monza (1969, Italy) is a Nunsploitation film directed by Eriprando Visconti.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1969
  • Color
  • Runtime: 97 min (uncut PAL)
  • Rated: R
  • Production Co: Clesi Cinematografica, San Marco
  • Distribution Co: Tower (1970) (USA) (dubbed)
  • Directed by Eriprando Visconti
  • Written by Giampiero Bona (as Gian Piero Bona), Edward Bond, Mario Mazzucchelli, Eriprando Visconti
  • Starring: Anne Heywood, Hardy Krüger, Antonio Sabato, Anna Maria Alegiani, Margarita Lozano (as Margherita Lozano)
  • Produced by Silvio Clementelli
  • Original Music by Ennio Morricone
  • Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller
  • Film Editing by Sergio Montanari

Plot Summary

  • A film loosely based on real life events of Marianna De Leyva, better known as "The Nun of Monza," a 17th century nun accused of and tried by the church for breaking celibacy and plotting murder.


  • A true story taken from the archives of the archdiocese of Milan.
  • Her other love is God.
  • Within the walls of the convent of Monza, our Sister Virginia was violated ... she fell in love like any other woman.

Also Known As

  • Die Nonne von Monza (Germany)
  • La Monaca di Monza: Una storia lombarda
  • La Monja de Monza (Spain)
  • La Religieuse de Monza (France)
  • The Awful Story of the Nun of Monza (UK)
  • The Lady of Monza (USA)
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