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The Monk Review

27 April 2012 5:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Abandoned on the doorstep of a monastery in Spain, Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) becomes a devout friar known far and wide for his ethics and traditionalism, much like the Capuchin monks who raised him. However, after suffering a series of terrorising dreams, he becomes entranced by a masked figure who takes shelter in the monastery. Discovering the figure is actually a woman named Valerio (Déborah François), Ambrosio seduces her, beginning his slow descent into a world of sin.

The Monk, based on Matthew Lewis’ revered and controversial eighteenth century novel of the same name, positions itself strongly as a character-driven, muted period drama. The script, co-written by Dominik Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic, focuses its attention on the psychological aspects of Ambrosio’s fall from grace, heightened by the manifestations of evil that have infected his subconscious and the arrival of the elusive Valerio, played with tremendous sexuality by François.

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- Jamie Neish

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