But this budding scheme comes to a halt when news arrives of her father's death. Who also did 1975 and 1971. Zora tries her very best to remain calm and put up with life in the corrupt convent until the local clergy and an army of soldiers arrive to bring justice upon the convent in the finale. As a matter of fact I'm sure that you could scramble the order of about 10 scenes in the middle of the film without changing the structure of the tale or the tragic arc Virginia follows. The ladies are hot in the one. Life Family De Leyva family crest Marianna de Leyva y Marino was born in Milan, Italy, on December 4, 1575. The smiling child she once was becomes an angry and troubled soul after years of feeling like a prisoner of the church.
We quickly learn that several of the nuns sleep with each other on a regular basis as well as slipping away in the night to visit men. In the verdict, on October 18, 1608, Sister Virginia was sentenced to be walled-in for 13 years in the Home of Santa Valeria. This film is about a story that really happened in the 1600's. The author is too astute to be taken in by the romantic story of a nun who got in too deep after falling in love with a local gangster; de Leyva may not have been in control of the passion awakened in her when she came into contact with Gian Paolo Osio — she thought Mario Mazzucchelli's account of Virginia Maria de Leyva is a forensic and psychologically acute case-study of a series of events that occurred in a convent in Spanish-controlled northern Italy at the start of the seventeenth century. She started to exchange letters with Osio, delivered to his garden through a rope lowered from a window. Some scenes are a little grainy but otherwise the picture is quite clear throughout despite some minor fluctuations with the black levels here and there.
His other films from the same period are trashy glories brimming with nastiness that he seems to relish wallowing in for the sake of cheap thrills. As a child, Gertrude had no desire to become a nun, but rather dreamt of the day when she could finally fall in love. On September 26, 1591 Marianna became Sister Virginia Maria. Through her back-story we learn that her religious vows didn't stop her physical urges, and she had a relationship with an evil aristocrat, Egidio, who pushed her to become his accomplice in the murder of a nun: this is her tormenting secret. Her will was contested by Marco Pio's sisters, who had been left nothing.
To make matters worse, there's a maniac running around with his eyes on her and a priest who is up to no good. She is dowered into the care of the nuns by her father to remove her from the temptations of the world. Her will was contested by Marco Pio's sisters, who had been left nothing. This hidden sexual life extends to the local priest Giovanni Attanasio as well, who is carrying on a long-term relationship with one of the more beautiful nuns. If you keep that in mind going in and expect nothing more than some cheap thrills and nice camerawork you'll be okay with the results. It briefly looks like Virginia is also going to be pursued by one of the priest's rich wastrel friends, Giampaolo Osio Mario Cutini , an aristocrat with a quick temper and the blood of a few dueling opponents on his hands. First she feels ashamed but after a while the nun enjoys the sex.
This murder apparently took place with the complicity of both Sister Virginia and other nuns. Her life inspired one of the characters in 's novel. In her daily fife at the Covent, Gertrude always shows signs of rebellion after having found love. She gets an idea to take over leadership of the order after the elder nun goes wacko. Other film makers also did movies about the Nun of Monza. She marginalized those who disapproved, and provided a vicarious thrill and perhaps more for her closest collaborators — and in the end she was willing to implicate herself, and others, in acts of murder. Sister Virginia threatened all the nuns complicit in the murder that they would suffer the same fate if they revealed the crime.
In 1597 Marianna was a teacher at the convent's school for girls. Mario Mazzucchelli's account of Virginia Maria de Leyva is a forensic and psychologically acute case-study of a series of events that occurred in a convent in Spanish-controlled northern Italy at the start of the seventeenth century. You are watching now the The True Story of the Nun of Monza movie has Drama Genres and produced in France, Italy with 79 min runtime. Gertrude becomes close to Lucia. She was the daughter of Martìno de Leyva and Virginia Maria Marino, widow of Ercole of , and great granddaughter of , who has inherited the title of County by.
By chance, Sister Virginia as she becomes known just happens to look out of the convent windows and sees Gian Paolo, This was one of my father's books and I first read it as a young girl. Mere moments after Osio silences the girl the Inquisitor shows up to strip away all deceit and wield the mighty sword of Church justice. Responsibility: by Mario Mazzucchelli ; translated by Evelyn Gendel. Gertrude grew up at a time when a woman had two choices in life: the first was to find a spouse and have children while the other option was to become a nun. After surviving this period of incarceration, she lived there until her death in 1650.
All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties and contain only links to other sites on the Internet. In the summer of 1606, one of the nuns at the convent threatened to expose the relationship. The blacksmith who had counterfeited the keys was also killed by Osio. The principal female characters, Agnese and Lucia, meet Gertrude The Nun of Monza while escaping from the villain Don Rodrigo. It's an heretic and erotic movie.
Her father said he would leave her the inheritance of 6. When the church asks her if Gertrude has chosen to devote her life to God because of her own desire she causes while looking at her father. The book also draws critically on previously published accounts, particularly that of Giuseppe Ripamonti in his Historiae Patriae of 1640. After the death of her mother Virginia in 1576, the infant Marianna was entered into a long trial for her inheritance, which was eventually not resolved in her favor. Debauched priest Don Arrigone and lecherous womanizer Giampaolo Osio plot to seduce sister Virginia. From time to time I've found the movie a little bit boring storywise but that doesn't matter because it's a good flick.