The Nun's Story Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for The Nun's Story the Movie

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The melancholy tale of a young nun working in the Congo and Belgium during WWII, and struggling to reconcile her free spirit with the rigors of the order. Gabrielle (Hepburn) is the daughter of a Belgian doctor (Jagger), who leaves the convent as Sister Luke. Her assignment in the Congo is at a European hospital where's she influenced by dedicated surgeon, Dr. Fortunai (Finch). But Sister Luke comes to question her vocation as the Nazis rise to power and invade her homeland. Highly acclaimed; from the Kathryn Hulme novel.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 152 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
World War II, Nuns & Priests
Screenplay
Robert Anderson
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Mildred Dunnock, Dean Jagger, Beatrice Straight, Colleen Dewhurst
Cinematography
Franz Planer
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Music
Franz Waxman
Producer
Henry Blanke

Awards

British Acad. 1959: Actress (Hepburn); Natl. Bd. of Review 1959: Director (Zinnemann), Support. Actress (Evans); N.Y. Film Critics 1959: Actress (Hepburn), Director (Zinnemann).

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