Story of a Cloistered Nun

Story of a Cloistered Nun (Italian: Storia di una monaca di clausura, also known as Unholy Convent and Diary of a Cloistered Nun) is a 1973 Italian nunsploitation film directed by Domenico Paolella.[1][2]

Story of a Cloistered Nun
Directed byDomenico Paolella
Produced byTonino Cervi
Luggi Waldleitner
Written byTonino Cervi
Domenico Paolella
StarringCatherine Spaak
Eleonora Giorgi
Suzy Kendall
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyArmando Nannuzzi
Edited byAmedeo Giomini
Distributed byCine Globe
Release date
November 9, 1973
Running time
97 minutes
West Germany


The story is set in 1624. A woman, who had been promised at birth to a powerful family's son, falls in love with another man. She refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first undergoes degradation to acclimatize her to convent life, and experiences rampant lesbianism among the repressed nuns. She becomes pregnant by her lover. Finally, her refusal to accede to one nun's lascivious lesbian advances leads to plotting and treachery, and her lover is murdered out of jealousy. Her life now ruined, she further scandalises her family by refusing to take her vows, and leaves the convent, devoting her existence to those in need.[3]



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. Marco Giusti (1999). Dizionario dei film italiani stracult. Sperling & Kupfer. ISBN 8820029197.
  3. Story of a Cloistered Nun on IMDb

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