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The Monk - Preview

The Monk

Preview by Jack Foley

DIRECTED by Dominik Moll (Lemming/Harry He’s Here To Help), The Monk is a sumptuous adaptation of the eponymous cult classic Gothic novel which follows the rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid.

It is released on DVD on Monday, August 20, 2012.

Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) has become the most famous preacher in the country.

While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, he’s also bitterly envied for his success by certain fellow monks.

Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery.

Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio, an apprentice monk who has the miraculous gift to relieve Ambrosio’s splitting headaches and hides his disfigured face under a wax mask?

Starring Vincent Cassel (Eastern Promises, Mesrine, Black Swan), Déborah François (L’Enfant, The Page Turner), Sergi López (Pan’s Labyrinth, Harry He’s Here to Help) and Geraldine Chaplin (Talk to Her, Doctor Zhivago & The Orphanage), The Monk is released on DVD on August 20.

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Certificate: 15
Running time: 101mins
UK DVD Release: August 20, 2012