The Nun

The Nun

107 minutes
2013
Germany / France / Belgium Drama

France, in the 1760s. Born to a bourgeois family, Suzanne (Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Despite her faith, she is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. Suzanne first resists the rules of the convent, but soon finds out that she is an illegitimate child, leaving her no other option than to pronounce her vows and suffer the consequences of her mother's sin. She soon wants to escape the religious path and is trying to revoke her vows when the Mother Superior, who had brought her comfort and solace, dies. Her successor, Sister Christine (Louise Bourgoin), turns out to be a sadistic and cruel Mother Superior, inflicting the worst forms of humiliation upon Suzanne, such as depriving her of food and clothing. Suzanne is finally transferred to another convent, where she discovers another kind of Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert), who develops an inappropriate affectionate bond with her... Berlinale 2013 - Golden Bear (nomination)

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2013
Germany / France / Belgium Drama

France, in the 1760s. Born to a bourgeois family, Suzanne (Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Despite her faith, she is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. Suzanne first resists the rules of the convent, but soon finds out that she is an illegitimate child, leaving her no other option than to pronounce her vows and suffer the consequences of her mother's sin. She soon wants to escape the religious path and is trying to revoke her vows when the Mother Superior, who had brought her comfort and solace, dies. Her successor, Sister Christine (Louise Bourgoin), turns out to be a sadistic and cruel Mother Superior, inflicting the worst forms of humiliation upon Suzanne, such as depriving her of food and clothing. Suzanne is finally transferred to another convent, where she discovers another kind of Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert), who develops an inappropriate affectionate bond with her...

Berlinale 2013 - Golden Bear (nomination)

Creators

Max Richter, Guillaume Nicloux

Cast

François Négret, Lou Castel, Marc Barbé, Fabrizio Rongione, Louise Bourgoin, Françoise Lebrun, Pascal Bongard, Nicolas Jouhet, Martina Gedeck, Isabelle Huppert, Noémie Dujardin, Agathe Bonitzer, Gilles Cohen, Garance Clavel, Pauline Etienne, Alice de Lencquesaing, Stéphane Bissot, Alexia Depicker, Lisa Lacroix, Pierre Nisse, Catherine Grosjean, Chloé Von Arx, Isabelle Defossé

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