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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is ... See full summary »

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Father Clementi
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Sister Cluny
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Robert Gerarde
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Nicole Arlien
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Sister Mary
Ricky Cordell ...
Dominic Arlien
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Mr. Arlien
Tom Drake ...
Fitzpatrick
Larry D. Mann ...
Mr. Duvries
Charles Robinson ...
Marauder
Monique Montaigne ...
Sister Michele
Joyce Vanderveen ...
Sister Elise
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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is enthusiastic, progressive but naive, all which irks one of the senior sisters, Sister Cluny, especially the fact that Sister Ann has a prized material possession, a guitar she's named Adele. Sister Ann considers Adele and her music to be her friends. Contrary to Sister Cluny, the Mother Prioress believes Sister Ann will be a welcome addition to their order. This posting is to be the training ground for Sister Ann and others to become missionaries in Africa. Sister Ann's path takes a detour when the order's Father Clementi hears Sister Ann sing. He believes Sister Ann should record her music and as a favor asks Robert Gerarde of Primavera Records for recording time. Unknown at the time the request is made, Robert and Sister Ann are old friends who attended the Paris Conservatory of Music together five years... Written by Huggo

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Loosely based on the true story of Soeur Sourire, who had a #1 pop hit in America with "Dominique". Unfortunately, the lovable nun was a one-hit wonder whose life did not continue happily after her brief blush of chart success. After leaving the church for a full-time music career, she ran into heavy financial problems and eventually took her own life. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, Sister Ann nearly runs into a horse-drawn cart. She straps her suitcase vertically to the rear of the scooter, but as she rides down the street in Ghent, the suitcase is strapped on lying on its side. When she arrives at the Convent, she removes the suitcase, now strapped vertically once again. See more »

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Times change
4 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was a very young Catholic school student when this movie came out (see my comments about the TV show "The Flying Nun"). At the time, it was STRONGLY suggested by the sisters teaching us that we go to see this movie. It was playing right down the street. At the time, it seemed so light and breezy, and the music was so in tune with what we were being taught. Of course, since then, A LOT has happened, and the true-life story of the real "Singing Nun" took such a bizarre turn and ended in such weird fashion, that I think I'd have a hard time watching this version now.


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