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by Guillaume Nicloux


The rebellion and tragic fate of Suzanne Simonin, a charming young woman from a bourgeois family who is cloistered away in a convent against her will after discovering she is an illegitimate child. She receives some comfort from the Mother Superior, but the latter dies and is replaced by a sadistic woman who never stops bullying Suzanne. So the young woman tries everything to get her vows annulled and is transferred to another convent where she is cloaked in the dubious affection of another Mother Superior. Meanwhile, Suzanne plans her escape.

international title: The Nun
original title: La Religieuse
country: France, Germany, Belgium
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Guillaume Nicloux
film run: 114'
release date: FR 20/03/2013, BE 20/03/2013, IT 05/09/2013, DE 31/10/2013, UK 01/11/2013, SK 24/11/2013, CZ 12/12/2013, ES 4/12/2015
screenplay: Guillaume Nicloux, Jérôme Beaujour
cast: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck, Agathe Bonitzer, François Négret, Gilles Cohen, Marc Barbé
cinematography by: Yves Cape
film editing: Guy Lecorne
art director: Olivier Radot
costumes designer: Anaïs Romand
producer: Sylvie Pialat
co-producer: Nicole Ringhut, Jaques-Henry Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Reza Bahar
production: Les Films du Worso, Belle Epoque Films, France 3 Cinéma, Versus Production, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma
backing: Canal +, Ciné+
distributor: Le Pacte, O'Brother Distribution, Frenetic Films, Camino Filmverleih, Officine UBU, Metrodome Distribution, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o., Abordar Casa de Películas

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