The Nun DVD
Starring Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Martina Gedeck, Louise Bourgoin, Françoise Lebrun, Agathe Bonitzer, Alice de Lencquesaing, Gilles Cohen, Marc Barbé, François Négret, Lou Castel
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Guillaume Nicloux directs this French-language adaptation of the novel by Denis Diderot.
The film follows the fortunes of Suzanne (Pauline Etienne), the child of a wealthy family who is committed to a nunnery against her will.
When informed by her mother Simonin (Martina Gedeck) that she is an illegitimate child, the reasons for her internment become clear to Suzanne: to ease the financial burden on her cash-strapped family and to alleviate her mother's feeling of having 'sinned' by giving birth to her.
Suzanne's woes are multiplied by first-hand experience of the corruption and impiety of the church.
Viciously abused by Supérieure Christine (Louise Bourgoin), Suzanne attempts to escape her plight through a series of letters begging authority figures to intervene and have her vows annulled.
Will she manage to break free?
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (12)
- EAN: 5055002558801
- Catalogue number: MTD5880
- Studio: Metrodome Distribution
- Release date: 24/02/2014
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour