This film always seems to get bad reviews along with quite good ones, and that will always stay the same, but I found this very enjoyable - although I will be the first to admit that it is in no way absolutely blinding. Why this works quite well is that the actual story is based on some fact. In Brussels there was a nun who 'assisted' the deaths of some old patients so that she could pilfer from them to pay for her morphine habit. The real nun in question had an operation to remove a tumour from her brain but she was left with blinding headaches, which eventually drove her to a dependancy upon morphine.
If the script had been left like that we would have had just another biopic, but istead some more violent serial killing is added, but is this done by the nun? Eventually everyone comes to think so. This edition has the censored scene of the pins in the face re-added, along with some other scenes that were originally left out of the British showing, you know which ones these are because they are subtitled, whereas the rest of the film is dubbed.
The killings are slightly surreal, adding to a greater impact upon the viewer, and with the gorgeous Paola Morra as a nun who has lesbian urgings for Anita Ekberg, we are given some titillation, especially as Paola gives us a few glimpses of that beautiful body of hers. Also shown is the machinations of the Church, where the whole event is covered up and the nun is removed to a cell in the Convent; after all the Church has been doing this kind of thing for years, what with peadophiles, etc. All in all then this film is worth a viewing and is quite enjoyable.