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The best inspiring movie ever made! With the best movie score ever composed!
Fred Zinnemann's production is a soaring and luminous film. It makes no judgements: it is a serious effort to show us a moral and mental discipline, and it strikes me as authentic.
Very best Hepburn movie. Quite intriguing. Really great cast. Good adaption of the novel.
This is a surprisingly good film. It shows the sacrifices nuns had to make, and what they had to go through to become a nun. Audrey Hepburn does well to portray a nun who is going through her own personal battle with her own beliefs and desires on the one hand, and her love for the nun order and God on the other. The ending is quite bleak and sad
Beautifully shot, and I love that it doesn't end in a superficial and predictable way. Hepburn is wonderful as always.
The Nun's Story is a 1959 Warner Bros. film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same title by Kathryn Hulme, the story tells of the life of Sister Luke (Hepburn), a young Belgian woman who decides to enter a convent and make the many sacrifices required by her choice. The Nun's Story was a major box office success in its day. Produced on a budget of $3.5 million, it grossed $12.8 million at the domestic box office. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Actress in a Leading Role (Audrey Hepburn).
Zinnemann's drama depicts the spiritual tug of war of a young nun, beautifully played by Audrey Hepburn, between adherence to vows of chastity and obedience and rebellion against those values for her self-fulfillment. One of Audrey's finest dramatic moments.
***BEFORE HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & ELIZA DOOLITTLE, THERE WAS SISTER LUKE***
A compelling story hindered by a plodding script and uninspired direction. Not you typical Hepburn vehicle though it does hint at her later work with the UN.
Not so interesting, flat, vague & overlong.
Very emotional movie about a nun who struggles to be a perfect instrument in the hands of God ("all or nothing") brilliantly portraied by beautiful Audrey Hepburn.