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The Nun's Story (1959)
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Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn
Sister Luke
Peter Finch Peter Finch
Dr. Fortunati
Edith Evans Edith Evans
Rev. Mother Emmanuel
Peggy Ashcroft Peggy Ashcroft
Mother Mathilde
Dean Jagger Dean Jagger
Dr. Van Der Mal
Mildred Dunnock Mildred Dunnock
Sister Margharita
Beatrice Straight Beatrice Straight
Mother Christophe
Patricia Collinge Patricia Collinge
Sister William


Written by
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson
(screenplay)
Kathryn Hulme Kathryn Hulme


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The Nun's Story

7 years, 8 months ago at Jan 29 8:06
The Nun’s Story was reportedly Audrey Hepburn’s favorite amongst the films she had made. It is easy to see why, not only does she deliver a performance of tremendous strength, delicate beauty and emotional complexity, but it’s one of the most honest depictions of true religious faith that I have seen. It positions that doing good and helping others sometimes means rejecting the dogma that bo... read more

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6 years, 4 months ago at May 22 13:33
What an intriguing picture... It is rather weird when you think that this movie was a big box-office success and one of the highest grossing pictures coming out that year. Can you imagine I they would release today a movie with a similar story? First of all,  I have to admit that I'm not a religious person, I don't even believe in God so it wass rather difficult for me to understand why such an a... read more

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9 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 3 16:54
Respectfull, deep, unsdertanding of the fight inside a nun, her preide, her desires, her ingenuity. Hélas, Hepburn wins over the nun.
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Description: In 1930, in Belgium, Gabrielle van der Mal is the stubborn daughter of the prominent surgeon Dr. Pascin Van Der Mal that decides to leave her the upper-class family to enter to a convent, expecting to work as nun in Congo with tropical diseases. She says good-bye to her sisters Louise and Marie; to her brother Pierre; and to her beloved father, and subjects herself to the stringent rules of the retrograde institution, including interior silent and excessive humbleness and humiliation. After a long period working in a mental institution, Gaby is finally assigned to go to Congo, where she works with the Atheist and cynical, but br ... (more)
Release date: 18 July 1959
Tags: Drama (8), Nun (7), Convent (4), Murder (4), Church (4), Nurse (3), Congo (3), Catholic (3), 1959 (3), Animal (2), War (2), 1950s (2), Jungle (2), Hospital (2), Audrey Hepburn (2), Monkey (2), Missionary (2), Killing (1), Warner Bros. (1), Shadow (1)
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" Biographic movie about a woman that took the choice of being a nun. It feels authentic, believable and real and the acting is top-notch - with a whopping seven future-or-past Academy Award winners. Gorgeous design also help, but I thought we never really came under the skin of the leading character. Audrey Hepburn really tries but this is the fault in the script and not the actress. Also a tiny bit too long for it's own good. "


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