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Killer Nun

Killer Nun

Anita Ekberg
Director: Giulio Berruti Cast: Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg
, Paola Morra
Paola Morra
, Alida Valli
Alida Valli
Giulio Berruti


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Giulio Berruti's unusual cult horror film casts former sex symbol Anita Ekberg as Sister Gertrude, a nun working in a mental institution. Gertrude is clearly insane, and takes a great deal of morphine for her self-diagnosed cancer. She goes to town and picks up men, seduces a younger nun (Paola Morra) who was abused by her grandfather, and supposedly murders patients until the Mother Superior (Alida Valli) has her poisoned. Luigi Casellato appears as a crippled painter who gets kicked to death, and genre favorite Joe Dallesandro leads the supporting cast as a handsome doctor. Antonio Maccoppi's skillful cinematography gives the film a harsh, intimidating look and Ekberg creates a sympathetic character, although certain scenes -- such as her stepping on a patient's dentures -- cross the line into unintentional humor.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2004
UPC: 0827058107396
Original Release: 1978
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 47,832

Special Features

From the Secret Files of the Vatican - interview with co-writer/director Giulio Berruti; Theatrical trailer; Poster & still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anita Ekberg Sister Gertrude
Paola Morra Sister Mathilde
Alida Valli Mother Superior
Massimo Serato Dr. Poirret
Daniele Dublino Director
Lou Castel Peter
Joe Dallesandro Dr. Patrick Roland
Laura Nucci Baroness
Ileana Fraia Actor

Technical Credits
Giulio Berruti Director,Screenwriter
Alessandro Alessandroni Score Composer
Enzo Gallo Producer
Mario Giacco Editor
Antonio Maccoppi Cinematographer
Alberto Tarallo Costumes/Costume Designer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [4:09]
2. Making the Rounds [3:15]
3. Vocation of Suffering [3:53]
4. The Last Supper [3:12]
5. A Sister's Love [6:00]
6. Going to Town [3:46]
7. The Proper Stranger [6:34]
8. Morphine & Murder [6:50]
9. The Clean Up [2:38]
10. New Doctor [3:21]
11. The Truth Game [3:24]
12. The Tempest [5:14]
13. Phys. Ed. [3:58]
14. Dinner & Prayers [4:43]
15. Acupuncture [3:57]
16. Broad Investigation [5:13]
17. A Difficult Climb [5:07]
18. Reasonable Doubt [5:17]
19. Forbidden Fruit [3:10]
20. The Truth Revealed [2:59]

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