The Nun

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Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. Although a kind and understanding Mother Superior helps her to learn the convent’s daily routine, Suzanne’s desire for freedom remains unabated. When the Mother Superior dies, Suzanne finds herself faced with reprisals, humiliation and harassment at the hands of the new Abbess and the other Sisters. For many years, Suzanne is subjected to bigotry and religious fanaticism. (

  1. Guillaume Nicloux

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Denis Diderot


  3. Jérôme Beaujour


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  1. Pauline Étienne

    Pauline Étienne


  2. Isabelle Huppert

    Isabelle Huppert

    Supérieure Saint Eutrope

  3. Louise Bourgoin

    Louise Bourgoin

    Supérieure Christine

  4. Martina Gedeck

    Martina Gedeck

    Mère de Suzanne

  5. Agathe Bonitzer

    Agathe Bonitzer

    Soeur Thérèse

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The Nun
The Nun



Original Title La religieuse

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 3, 2013


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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