The Innocents

At the end of World War II in Poland as the Nazis are driven out by liberating Soviet grunts, it is discovered that both besieged the local convent and left numerous sisters impregnated. The shame of discovery prompts a nun to approach a young Red Cross worker, who is also a communist, to secretly visit the convent after hours as a midwife. Initially Mathilde had come to assist concentration camp survivors but since it is a sin for a nun to show her body much less be examined, without Mathilde’s assistance, most will lose their babies if not their very lives. Once the domain of B-grade exploitation, the depraved nun cycle of film always focused on the sacred vow of chastity for its catalyst.