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Watch the corruption of a 16th Century, pious Capuchin Monk as he is led down a dangerous path of sin in The Monk, the supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis’ classic cult novel coming in March.
Description: A supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis’ (now cult) 1796 gothic novel, The Monk traces the corruption of a 16th Century, pious Capuchin Monk.
Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune from temptation – until the arrival of a mysterious apprentice undermines his convictions and leads him down a dangerous path of sin, corruption and murder.
Here’s the trailer:
Based on The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis.
Directed by Dominik Moll.
Starring Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran, Frédéric Noaille, Javivi Gil Valle, Pierre-Félix Gravière, Martine Vandeville.
The Monk will be in select theaters, On Demand, and available for download starting Friday, March 8th. In French with English subtitles.