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Director  Jesu?s Franco
Music director  Walter Baumgartner
Country  West Germany Switzerland
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Adventure, Horror
Duration  
Language  German
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun movie poster
Release date  March 10, 1977 (1977-03-10) West Germany (West Germany)
Writer  Mariana Alcoforado (love letters), Erwin C. Dietrich, Christine Lembach (dialogue)
Initial release  March 10, 1977 (West Germany)
Screenplay  Erwin C. Dietrich, Christine Lembach
Cast  Susan Hemingway (Maria Rosalea), Ana Zanatti (Mother Alma, the Grand Priestess), William Berger (Father Vicente), Herbert Fux (Satan), Vítor Mendes (António Fernando Queiroz de Melo), Anton Diffring (Old Priest)
Similar movies  Related Jesu?s Franco movies
Tagline  Seit 3 Jahrhunderten verboten und verfemt - zum ersten Mal verfilmt!

Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (German: Die Liebesbriefe einer portugesischen Nonne) is a 1977 West German-Swiss movie directed by Jesús Franco and produced by Erwin Dietrich, loosely based on the Letters of a Portuguese Nun attributed to Mariana Alcoforado. It starred Susan Hemingway and William Berger. Franco co-wrote the screenplay with producer Dietrich.

Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun movie scenes

It tells the story of Maria, a girl in Inquisition-era Portugal, whom a priest sees cavorting with a boy. He orders her to become a nun as penance. In the convent Maria gets subjected to all sorts of torture and humiliation at the hands of the priest and the mother superior.

Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun movie scenes

The movie is part of a genre known as "nunsploitation".

Cast

  • Susan Hemingway: Maria Rosalea
  • William Berger: Father Vicente
  • Herbert Fux: Satan
  • Ana Zanatti: Mother Alma, the grand priestess
  • Aida Vargas: Juana, a nun (as Aida Kargas)
  • Vítor Mendes: António Fernando Queiroz de Melo, the mayor
  • Aida Gouveia: Antónia, a nun (as Isa Schneider)
  • Herman José: Manuel Gonçalves, the prince (as Hermann Krippahl)
  • José Viana: The Grand Inquisitor (as Jose Viana)
  • Patricia Da Silva: Maria's mother
  • Victor de Sousa: Inquisitor's aid
  • Nicolau Breyner: Prince's aid
  • Clara Marabuto: Josefina, a nun
  • Esther Studer: nun at the ritual
  • Dagmar Bürger: nun at the ritual
  • References

    Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun Wikipedia
    Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun IMDb Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun themoviedb.org


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