Rare Nunsploitation from Joe D'Amato
Italian Title: LA MONACA DEL PECCATO
also known as LA RELIGIEUSE [The Nun]
director: Joe D'Amato [Aristide Massaccesi] (as Dario Donati)
starring: Eva Grimaldi · Jessica Moore · Karin Well · Gilda Germano
· Gabriele Tinti
based on the 18th Century novel "La Religieuse"
[The Nun] by radical French philosopher Denis Diderot, this is among
the rarest of the nunsplotation films. It is also one of Joe
D'Amato's most accomplished films. While essentially an exploitation
project - filled with nuns/lesbian action, whipping, masturbation, torture,
nun/priest frolicking, and an exorcism involving a holy water enema
- D'Amato actually seems to be much more interested in creating characters
and constructing a story than pursuing the mayhem of his previous 'nun'
IN A CONVENT. Here, his central character Maria becomes a martyr,
much like Joan of Arc, accused and punished for sins she hasn't committed.
deals with a young girl (played by Eva Grimaldi) confined to a convent
after being 'soiled' by the rape of her brutish father. She soon becomes
a favorite of the Mother Superior and is seduced by a young priest,
but eventually Maria falls under the spell of an ambitious nun who is
plotting to take over the convent.
was the debut film for Eva Grimadi (born Milva Perinoni in September
1961). She would continue a career through 50+ genre films including
Lamberto Bava's MASK
OF THE DEMON, Claude Chabrol's QUIET
DAYS IN CLICHY, and Giuliano Carmineo's RATMAN.
It was also the debut for her costar Jessica Moore (born Luciana Ottaviani
in August 1967). She used the alias Gilda Germano for this movie.
Later in 1988, when director D'Amato was making TOP
MODEL with her, he suggested a name change to Jessica Moore
because her body resembled that of Jessica Rabbit (from Who Framed
Roger Rabbit?). During this same time, she also worked with
Lucio Fulci, starring in many of his films including GHOSTS
OF SODOM and BROKEN
An Italian film
in English language (with optional English closed caption); widescreen
format (16:9), uncut (91 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD
FORMAT. Extras include theatrical trailers.
Recommended For Adult Audiences