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The Monk (1990)

The monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. However, when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions begin to show themselves.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul McGann ... Father Lorenzo Rojas
Sophie Ward ... Matilde de la Venegas
Isla Blair ... Mother Agueda
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Sister Ines
Freda Dowie ... Sister Ursula
Laura Davenport Laura Davenport ... Doña Elvira Dauphin
Sophie Linfield ... Angela Dauphin
Manuel de Blas ... Inquisitor
Mark Elstob Mark Elstob ... Ramon de Medeira
Marina Saura ... Jacinta
Luis Hostalot ... Captain
Suzanne Bertish ... Sister Mariana
Pepa Sarsa Pepa Sarsa ... Sister Camila
Fulgencio Saturno Fulgencio Saturno ... Father Pablo
Gaspar Cano Gaspar Cano ... Antonio
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In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions begin to show themselves, and he is soon using the girl, and her powers, in his lust for more innocent prey. A sincere attempt to film one of the Eighteenth Century's most readable Gothic Novels. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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English

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September 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

As tentações da carne See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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