The True Story of The Nun of Monza

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"What happened within the walls of the convent of Monza ... she will never ever forget."
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 4.8  (332)

The True Story of The Nun of Monza is a 1980 Italian drama film directed by Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fragasso. The film is set in Italy during the 17th century and is based on a true story of a nun named Sister Virginia Maria de Leyva, who was incarcerated in a convent for having an affair with a young nobleman. The film opens with Sister Virginia (played by Zora Kerova) being sent to the convent of Monza, where she joins the other nuns in their daily religious routines. Sister Virginia is initially happy to be in the convent as she is seeking refuge from a dangerous past. However, she soon becomes bored and starts to rebel against the strict and oppressive rules enforced by the Mother Superior (played by Paola Corazzi).

One day, Sister Virginia meets a young nobleman named Paolo (played by Mario Cutini) who has been injured during a hunting accident. She helps him and the two soon become close. They start to meet secretly, and their relationship deepens into a passionate love affair.

The affair between Sister Virginia and Paolo is discovered by the Mother Superior, who punishes them by incarcerating Sister Virginia in a small room in the convent. Paolo is also punished and is sent away to a far-off place.

As the story progresses, Sister Virginia's mental state starts to deteriorate due to the prolonged isolation and confinement. She starts to have hallucinations and is haunted by the guilt of her actions. She is also visited by the ghost of a former nun who warns her of the consequences of her actions.

In the meantime, Paolo is still in love with Sister Virginia and tries to find a way to be with her. He eventually comes back to Monza and attempts to enter the convent disguised as a monk. However, his plan fails, and Sister Virginia is left alone once again.

The True Story of The Nun of Monza is a gripping tale of forbidden love, passion, and betrayal. The film is beautifully shot and captures the mood and atmosphere of 17th century Italy. The performances by the cast are excellent, particularly Zora Kerova, who portrays Sister Virginia with great sensitivity and depth.

The film also explores the themes of religion, power, and corruption. The Mother Superior in the film is shown as a corrupt and vile person who uses her position of power to control and manipulate the other nuns in the convent.

Overall, The True Story of The Nun of Monza is a compelling film that will keep the viewers engaged till the end. The film is a poignant reminder that love knows no boundaries and that even in the most unlikely places, it has the power to flourish.

The True Story of The Nun of Monza is a 1980 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 19 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (332)