The Nun

01/11/2013
  |  Book Tickets: 16/08/2013
  |  Buy to Own: 01/11/2013
  |  Watch Now: 17/02/2014
  |  107 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Guillaume Nicloux directs this French-language adaptation of the novel by Denis Diderot. The film follows the fortunes of Suzanne (Pauline Etienne), the child of a wealthy family who is committed to a nunnery against her will. When informed by her mother Simonin (Martina Gedeck) that she is an illegitimate child, the reasons for her internment become clear to Suzanne: to ease the financial burden on her cash-strapped family and to alleviate her mother's feeling of having 'sinned' by giving birth to her. Suzanne's woes are multiplied by first-hand experience of the corruption and impiety of the church. Viciously abused by Supérieure Christine (Louise Bourgoin), Suzanne attempts to escape her plight through a series of letters begging authority figures to intervene and have her vows annulled. Will she manage to break free?

Contains moderate sex references
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