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The Nun (2005)

La monja (original title)
Years ago, a cruel and merciless nun turned boarding school into a living hell for her students until they could no longer bear the abuse, and she mysteriously disappeared. Now the alumnae are being brutally murdered one by one.

Director:

Luis de la Madrid

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (based on an original story by), Manu Díaz (screenplay by) (as Manu Díez) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Briem ... Eva
Belén Blanco Belén Blanco ... Julia
Manu Fullola ... Gabriel
Alistair Freeland Alistair Freeland ... Joel
Cristina Piaget Cristina Piaget ... Sor Úrsula
Paulina Gálvez ... Zoe
Natalia Dicenta ... Susan
Lola Marceli ... Mary
Teté Delgado Teté Delgado ... Cristy (as Tete Delgado)
Oriana Bonet Oriana Bonet ... Eulalia
Katrine Romming Katrine Romming ... Mary 17
Maia Jenkinson Maia Jenkinson ... Eulalia 17
Joana Rañé Joana Rañé ... Zoe 17
Gemma Martínez Gemma Martínez ... Cristy 17
Meritxell Santamaria Meritxell Santamaria ... Susan 17
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Storyline

A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut down. Many years later, the women, all grown up, are terrorized by a ghostly nun. The daughter of one of the women sets out to find out what happened all those years ago. Written by Jameson

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Not all water is holy... See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nun See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$759,209
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 1h 25 mins) When the water is filling in the shower room at the end, the water is closer to the light fixture in one scene than it is in the next scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Zoe 17: God, I hate those stupid jerks, and their fucking boarding school.
Mary 17: And all their stupid sermons.
Zoe 17: That fucking slut is going to punish us again.
Susan 17: Are you crazy, Zoe? How can you call her that? She's a nun.
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Referenced in The Machinist (2004) See more »

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Not Perfect
27 February 2019 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

This is about a girl whose mother and her mother's schoolmates are tied to the vengeful spirit of a nun. The girl needs to find out what is going on.

A nun is a good vessel for a horror villain. The idea of any type of evil coming through something that is associated with the love of God presents a deception that victimises those who see only the nun and not the evil within. Perfect for horror.

In my opinion some folks are being a bit harsh. Harshness runs rampant among horror fans but I get it. If you are a horror buff like me, you crave something fresh in a genre that give you a lot of the same thing over and over again. It all starts to seem played out and you start to judge films simply by comparing it to the standard of the films you liked best. The problem with that is some folks are of the mindset that if it ain't the best then it is the worst. I try not to do that. I want to rate this by what I got out of it.

Let's talk about what I liked. The best thing about this is the nun. While we don't see her with a lot of screen time, she was a neat villain. I don't want to give spoilers but I liked how she formed, moved and attacked.

Let's talk about why others are hating on it. The story is weak. This is also seen a lot in horror. If you want the viewers to be impressed you have to give them something worth investing into. Don't be so vague. Give us a story with depth. The acting could've been better.

I have seen worse films and this was ok. Not perfect but I could look past problems and still enjoy the film. If you aren't a horror snob, this really isn't all that bad and you can find some enjoyment in it.


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