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The Monk Details


One man's soul is caught up in a battle of good vs. evil in this period drama from director Dominik Moll. Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) has spent most of his life within the walls of a Capuchin monastery in Spain; he was left on their doorstep as an infant, and has grown into a man of God respected among his brothers for his fiercely held principles and intense faith. A new follower joins the order, Valerio (Déborah François), who wears a mask after being horribly disfigured in a fire, but Ambrosio discovers this story isn't true -- Valerio is disguised because he's actually a woman. Shortly after Valerio's secret is revealed, Ambrosio is bitten by a scorpion and the poison nearly kills him. Ambrosio eventually recovers, but he's a changed man after he returns to health, and begins showing a highly inappropriate interest in Antonia (Joséphine Japy), an innocent but beautiful young woman living nearby. As Ambrosio works a greater control over Antonia, some wonder if the monk was more deeply impacted by the scorpion's sting than they imagined -- or if Valerio's gender was not her only secret. Adapted from a novel by Matthew G. Lewis, Le Moine (aka The Monk) was an official selection at the 2011 Palm Springs Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 8, 2013


Vincent Cassel
as Ambrosio
Déborah François
as Valerio
Joséphine Japy
as Antonia
Sergi López
as The Debauchée
Catherine Mouchet
as Elvira
Jordi Dauder
as Father Miguel
Geraldine Chaplin
as Mother Superior
Roxane Duran
as Sister Agnès
Pierre-Felix Graviere
as Brother Iago


Dominik Moll
Michel Saint-Jean
Anne-Louise Trividic
Dominik Moll
Patrick Blossier
Alberto Iglesias
Composer (Music Score)
Sylvie Lager
François Gedigier
Antxon Gomez
Production Designer
Alvaro Longoria
Associate Producer
Bina Daigeler
Costume Designer
Francois Maurel
Sound/Sound Designer
Thierry Verrier
First Assistant Director
Stephane Riga
Production Manager
Jordi Berenguer
Production Manager