(354) TRUE STORY OF THE NUN OF MONZA (1980) Bruno Mattei Uncut!
original Italian title LA VERA STORIA DELLA MONACA DI MONZA [True
Story of the Nun of Monza]
Mattei (as Stefan Oblowky)
starring: Zora Kerova · Mario Cutini · Paola Corazzi · Tom Felleghy
· Paola Montenero
is one of two nunsploitation films directed by Bruno Mattei (his OTHER
HELL followed a year later). This one draws on the notorious
true story of Sister Virginia Maria de Leyva, circa the early 17th Century.
For Bruno Mattei's exploitative version of the legend, Sister Virginia
becomes a nun at the Monza Convent after complications with her family
estate. She soon discovers the place is a hotbed of lust, sin and depravity
(including numerous Feasts of the Devil). But the pious Sister Virginia
also wields much leverage with the Church hierarchy [as she still holds
title to the wealthy de Layva estate and will inherit when her father
dies]. As a result, she is selected to become the new Mother Superior
when old Sister Imbersaga passes away. Her trouble begins when she chooses
the devious lesbian Sister Benedetta to be her assistant. At that point,
debauched priest Don Arrigone and the lecherous Giampaolo Osio concoct
a plan to rape Sister Virginia and bring unbridled corruption back into
is an extremely rare film to find uncut [usually the explicit 'horse-mating'
scenes are missing in conventional prints and some of the more graphic
the sex segments are edited]. But here it is, the fully uncut European
print, with optional English subtitles. Director Bruno Mattei is a familiar
name among cult fans. He was an Italian filmmaker who often used the
pseudonym Vincent Dawn after finding success with his 1980 zombie film
OF THE LIVING DEAD. Over the years, this editor-turned-director
flirted with a wide variety of productions. But, interestingly, Mr Mattei's
best films come from the post-Italian-boom, in the 2000s (i.e,BELLE
[Beautiful But Deadly], THE
OF THE LIVING DEAD). He would die from a brain tumor in May,
2007, at age 75.
Italian film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen, 96 minutes;
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include selected trailers
Brutality/Rape/Strong Sexual Themes
recommended for Adult Audiences