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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

    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.

    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

    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