Killer Nun

Killer Nun

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


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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.

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: 20,738

Special Features

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

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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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