The Nun

La Religieuse
by Jacques Rivette 2h15min France 1965
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Film details

The Nun
by Jacques Rivette

Suzanne is forced against her will to take vows as a nun and three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Anna Karina : Suzanne Simonin
  • Liselotte Pulver : Madame de Chelles
  • Micheline Presle : Madame de Moni
  • Francine Bergé : Soeur Sainte Christine
  • And with: Christiane Lénier, Francisco Rabal, Wolfgang Reichmann, Catherine Diamant, Yori Bertin, Jean Martin


  • Director Jacques Rivette
  • Scenario Jacques Rivette, Jean Gruault
  • Dialogs Jacques Rivette, Jean Gruault
  • Original work author Denis Diderot
  • Photo director Alain Levent
  • Set Design Jean-Jacques Fabre
  • Costume Design Gitt Magrini
  • Sound Guy Villette
  • Editing Denise de Casabianca
  • Original music Jean-Claude Eloy
  • Producer Georges de Beauregard
  • Production Compagny Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Reggane Films, Rome-Paris Films, SNC - Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1965
  • Release date for France07/19/1967
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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