La religieuse (The Nun) (1971)
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This critically acclaimed moral drama is taken from a book written in 1760 by Denis Diderot. Suzanne (Anna Karina) is an intelligent, freedom-loving woman who is forced into a convent against her will. The fact that she was sired by a man who is not her mother's husband -- and that a suitable dowry cannot be paid for her -- bring her to the church. Suzanne endures continual harassment from one Mother Superior (Micheline Presle). Transferred to a different convent, she becomes subject to lesbian
Jul 8, 1971 Limited
Feb 11, 1991
Altura Films International
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A great film that remains one of the cornerstones of the French New Wave.
The French censors banned the film for over a year, thus generating both notoriety and goodwill, neither justified.
A beautiful, calm, austere movie that somehow manages to be remarkably faithful to the original, yet quite different in tone.
A riveting religious drama set in 18th-century France which casts French New Wave favorite Karina as a young nun forced into the convent for financial reasons.
A garish potboiler first and a harsh critique of religious institutions last.
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