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THE MONK
aka LE MOINE

Year: 2011
USA: ATO Pictures
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Vincent Cassell, Deborah Francois, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran, Frederic Noaille, Javivi Gil Valle
Director: Dominik Moll
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 101 mines
USA Rated: R for some sexuality, brief graphic nudity and violent images
UK Certificate: 15 contains sexualised nudity and brief bloody images
USA Release Date: tbc
UK Release Date: 27 April 2012 (Limited Release)

Synopsis

Starring Vincent Cassell in THE MONK, a supernatural thriller based on the classic English novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis, which was written in 1796.

The rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk (Vincent Cassel) in 17th century Madrid.

Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, he’s also bitterly envied for his success by certain fellow monks.

Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation...

Then obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio, an apprentice monk who has the miraculous gift to relieve Ambrosio’s splitting headaches and hides his disfigured face under a wax mask?










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