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THE MONK

by Dominik Moll

synopsis

A film adaptation of the famous gothic novel by Matthew G. Lewis published in 1796, depicting the tragic destiny of Brother Ambrosio in 18th Century Catholic Spain. Abandoned at birth at the door of a monastery, Ambrosio is raised by the friars, going on to become an admired preacher known for his fervour and feared for his intransigence, believing himself to be protected and free of all temptation. However, the sudden arrival of a misterious novice will stir all his convictions and usher him onto the road of perdition.

international title: The Monk
original title: Le Moine
country: France, Spain
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Dominik Moll
film run: 101'
release date: BE 13/07/2011, FR 13/07/2011, NL 01/09/2011
screenplay: Dominik Moll, Anne-Louise Trividic
cast: Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi López, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran
cinematography by: Patrick Blossier
film editing: François Gédigier, Sylvie Lager
art director: Antxón Gómez
costumes designer: Bina Daigeler
music: Alberto Iglesias
producer: Michel Saint-Jean, Alvaro Longoria
production: Diaphana, Morena Films
distributor: Lumière, Diaphana Distribution, Benelux film Distributors Netherlands (BFD)

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