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10 March 1977 (West Germany) See more »
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nasty nunsploitation from the Godfather of Eurosleaze See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Hemingway ... Maria Rosalea Coutinho

William Berger ... Father Vicente

Herbert Fux ... Satan
Ana Zanatti ... Mother Alma, the Grand Priestess
Aida Vargas ... Joanna, 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 ritual
Dagmar Bürger ... Nun at ritual

Anton Diffring ... Old Priest

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mariana Alcoforado  love letters
Erwin C. Dietrich  (as Manfred Gregor)
Christine Lembach  dialogue

Produced by
Erwin C. Dietrich .... producer
Max Dora .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Baumgartner 
Cinematography by
Peter Baumgartner 
Film Editing by
Marie-Luise Buschke  (as Marie-Louise Buschke)
Art Direction by
David Quintans 
Production Management
Edouard A. Stöckli .... production manager (as Eduard A. Stöckli)
Sound Department
Klaus Kunsemüller .... sound
Hubertus Schmandtke .... sound (as Hubertus Schmandke)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Love Letters from a Portuguese Nun" - USA (video catalogue title)
"Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun" - USA
"Любовные письма португальской монахини" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Cartas de Amor de Uma Freira Portuguesa" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Cartas de amor a una monja portugesa" - Spain
"Confessioni proibite di una monaca adolescente" - Italy (imdb display title)
"I istoria mias gynaikas" - Greece (video title)
"Lettres d'amour d'une nonne portugaise" - France
"Tuhansien himojen luostari" - Finland
"Ung nonnes erotiske afsløringer" - Denmark (imdb display title)
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Spain:85 min | UK:82 min (DVD) | 89 min (director's cut) | USA:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Portugal:M/18 | UK:18 (re-rating) (heavily cut) (2004) | UK:Rejected (original rating) (1979-2004) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf)

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In 1963, this was announced as a project for Natalie Wood and her company Rona Productions. Whether it is the same story is unsure.See more »
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Referenced in Cartas de amor de una monja (1978)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Nasty nunsploitation from the Godfather of Eurosleaze, 19 July 1999

Ken Russell's classic "The Devils" (1971) almost gave birth to a new genre of the exploits of sex starved and repressed nuns. "Love Letters Of A Portuguese Nun" is together with "Flavia The Heretic" one of best and it's also one Franco's most exciting. A teenager is caught kissing with her boyfriend by an evil priest who talks her mother into sending her sinful daughter to a convent. From the first day and all through the movie the poor teen is put through one sexual humiliation after another (incl. sex with satan who has one horn in the forehead!?!). It's sleazy as hell but also very done, beautifully shot, good locations and wellacted. "Love Letters.." could also be seen a comment on religion (Franco with a message?!?!). A must for fans of stylish European 70's smut!

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