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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

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Actors (17)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producers :

Maya Films, Peri productions, Comacico

Foreign production companies :

Studio Hamburg, Tritone Cinematografica, Show King Films

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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

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

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Feature film

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Belgium, Germany, Italy, France

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Majority French (Belgium, Germany, Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Posters (3)