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The Monk

The Monk

A Feature film by Ado Kyrou

Produced by Maya Films, Peri productions, Comacico

Release in France : 28/06/1973

    Synopsis

    Adapting the Gothic novel The Monk, by Matthew G. Lewis, Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière wrote the screenplay for this French film, directed by Buñuel's friend, Ado Kyrou. In the story, Ambrosio (Franco Nero) is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught and punished by the Inquisition. Instead, he signs up on the Devil's team and wins his freedom...and eventually, the papacy.a

    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Maya Films, Peri productions, Comacico

    Foreign production companies :

    Studio Hamburg, Tritone Cinematografica, Show King Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (6)

    Screenwriters :

    Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean Rieul

    Production Designer :

    Max Douy

    Director of Photography :

    Sacha Vierny

    Editor :

    Eric Pluet

    Music Composer :

    Piero Piccioni

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Bizarre

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, Germany, Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Belgium, Germany, Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1973

    French release :

    28/06/1973

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    39677

    Visa issue date :

    27/04/1973

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Posters (3)

    Director