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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 overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Ambrosio
Déborah François ... Valerio
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 ... 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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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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Rated R for some sexuality, brief graphic nudity and violent images | See all certifications »

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Second adaptation of Matthew Lewis' gothic novel, published in 1796. See more »

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Version of The Monk (1972) See more »

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Work Of Genius
24 February 2012 | by theghostofleifericsonSee all my reviews

I don't understand the bad reviews and low ratings for this. Its the best movie I have seen in a while . Full of Gothic imagery and the wonderful acting skills of Vincent Cassel .Lots of other interesting characters and wonderful shots of the countryside of Navarra ,Spain also. I throughly enjoyed every minute of it myself. I haven't read the book so I'm not going to go into that side of it. I gave this a 9 and its rare enough I would rate a movie that high. Normally I don't bother writing reviews but I felt I had to say something here as "The Monk " is getting slated unfairly in my opinion. Don't be put off by the ratings here is all Im saying. This movie is more than worth watching.


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 July 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El monje See more »

Filming Locations:

Bardenas Reales, Navarra, Spain 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:

$1,809,527
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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