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The Monk (2011)

Le moine (original title)
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Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled ... See full summary »

Director:

Dominik Moll

Writers:

Matthew Lewis (novel) (as Matthew G. Lewis), Dominik Moll (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Ambrosio
Déborah François ... Valerio
Joséphine Japy Joséphine Japy ... Antonia
Sergi López ... Le débauché
Catherine Mouchet ... Elvire
Jordi Dauder ... Père
Geraldine Chaplin ... L'abbesse
Roxane Duran ... Soeur
Frédéric Noaille Frédéric Noaille ... Lorenzo
Javivi ... Frère (as Javivi Gil Valle)
Martine Vandeville Martine Vandeville ... Leonella
Pierre-Félix Gravière Pierre-Félix Gravière ... Frère
Serge Feuillard Serge Feuillard ... Le tuteur
Ernst Umhauer Ernst Umhauer ... Le novice
Jean-Francois Vendroux Jean-Francois Vendroux ... L'homme au bébé (as Jean-François Vendroux)
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Storyline

Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled preacher whose sermons draw crowds and earn him the admiration of all. Admired for his extreme rigor and absolute virtue, Ambrosio is certain he is safe from any temptation. But Satan has not said his final word... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, brief graphic nudity and violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 July 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El monje See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,418, 10 March 2013

Gross USA:

$13,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$807,535
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 120426 delivered on 9-6-2011. See more »

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Version of The Monk (1972) See more »

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Predictable but OK
9 December 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie is too predictable to really shock. The twists are telegraphed (or phoned in or emailed or whichever way you like to communicate). That doesn't make the movie bad, but it doesn't help making it great either. So while Vincent Cassel gives it all in a very complicated role and he delivers on it, the story and the way it is build up does not help him elevate the movie.

Acting is good, cinematography is good too and you have a decent sound design. The themes might speak to you (depending on your world-view), which is why some even saw a masterpiece in this. And I don't blame them, if they prioritize on other points than I do. I like the themes too, but again, there are quite a few shortcomings along the way.


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