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The Nun

The Nun

A Feature film by Jacques Rivette

Produced by Rome-Paris Films

Release in France : 26/07/1967

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Actors (19)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Rome-Paris Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de Chelles) treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot.

Full credits (14)

Assistant directors :

Claude Bakka, Pierre Fabre, Philippe Fourastié, Alexis Poliakoff

Producer :

Georges de Beauregard

Screenwriters :

Jean Gruault, Jacques Rivette

Sound recordists :

Michel Fano, Urbain Loiseau

Assistant editors :

Anne Dubot, François Geiller

Music Composer :

Jean-Claude Eloy

Sound Mixer :

Guy Villette

Author of original work :

Denis Diderot

Associate Producer :

Roger Ferret

Director of Photography :

Alain Levent

Production Manager :

Roger Scipion

Continuity supervisor :

Lydie Mahias

Production designers :

Jean-Jacques Fabre, Guy Littaye

Still Photographer :

Pierre Zucca

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Psychological drama

Themes :

Religion

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1967

French release :

26/07/1967

Runtime :

2 h 16 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

30828

Visa issue date :

18/07/1967

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (2)

Director

Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1966

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1966)

Selection

Official Competition