The Monk

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A well respected monk, Capucino Ambrosio compromises himself with his carnal lust for a pupil, a woman disguised as a monk (Matilda), she tempts the monk to transgress and he is soon found desiring another, the innocent Antonia. Matilda uses magic spells to help the monk in his pursuit of Antonia, whom he later rapes and kills. It later emerges that Matilda is an instrument of Satan in female form. Focus also is also shown on Antonia's previous relationship with Lorenzo, whose sister is tortured by hypocritical nuns for her own relationship. Returning to Ambrosio, he is delivered to the Inquisition; escaping only by selling his soul to the devil. The devil prevents Ambrosio's final repentance, and informs Ambrosio that Antonia is the monk's sister.

  1. Dominik Moll

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Matthew Lewis

    Novel

  3. Anne-Louise Trividic

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Vincent Cassel

    Vincent Cassel

    Frère Ambrosio

  2. Déborah François

    Déborah François

    Valerio

  3. Joséphine Japy

    Joséphine Japy

    Antonia

  4. Sergi López

    Sergi López

    Le débauché

  5. Catherine Mouchet

    Catherine Mouchet

    Elvire

  6. Roxane Duran

    Roxane Duran

    Agnès

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Original Title Le Moine

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $807,535.00

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Release Information

  • July 12, 2011
    Theatrical

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