In 1577 in a monastery near Verona, the death of the abbess there drove the candidates for this post to power struggles behind the monastery walls. This is not only done for religious reasons, but also for pleasure, power and the exploitation of a gold mine in Spain, which, however, legally belongs to the monastery.
The alleged nobleman Don Carlos uses this intrigue to get the gold himself. He supports Sister Giulia. She has a special affection for the beautiful nun Chiara, but abandons her when the young Agnes arrives in the monastery. The opponent in the fight to run the monastery is Lavinia. To take her out, Don Carlos advises her to slowly poison her with a dubious drug.
Through an anonymous letter, the bishop and the cardinal learn of the excesses. During an inspection of the monastery.…more