France, in the 1760s. Born into a bourgeois family, Suzanne (Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Despite her faith, she is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. Suzanne first resists the rules of the convent, but soon finds out that she is an illegitimate child, leaving her no other option than to pronounce her vows and suffer the consequences of her mother's sin.
Adapted from Diderot's eponymous novel, The Nun tells the story of a woman trying to resist imposed religious values, revealing the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.
Isabelle Huppert....Supérieure Saint-Eutrope
Louise Bourgoin....Supérieure Christine
Martina Gedeck....Madame Simonin, mère de Suzanne
Françoise Lebrun....Madame de Moni
Agathe Bonitzer....Soeur Thérèse
Alice de Lencquesaing....Soeur Ursule
Gilles Cohen....Père de Suzanne
Marc Barbé....Père Castella
François Négret....Maître Manouri
Lou Castel....Baron de Lasson
Nicolas Jouhet....Prêtre Sainte-Marie
Pierre Nisse....Marquis de Croismare
Fabrizio Rongione....Père Morante
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