The Lady of Monza

The Lady of Monza (Italian: La monaca di Monza, also known as The Awful Story of the Nun of Monza and The Nun of Monza) is a 1969 Italian historical drama film directed by Eriprando Visconti. It is loosely based on the real life events of Marianna de Leyva, better known as "The Nun of Monza", whose story was made famous by Alessandro Manzoni's novel The Betrothed.[1][2]

The Lady of Monza
Directed byEriprando Visconti
Written byEriprando Visconti
Gian Piero Bona
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyLuigi Kuveiller
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)



  1. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  2. Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033.

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