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The Nun's Story [DVD] [1959]

  • SKU: 14867316
  • Release Date: 04/04/2006
  • Rating: NR
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • Theatrical trailer
    • English and French languages
    • English, French and Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Nun's Story
    Audrey Hepburn stars in The Nun's Story as Sister Luke, postulant of a Belgian order of nuns. Though frequently disillusioned in her efforts to spread good will -- at one point she is nearly killed by a mental patient (Colleen Dewhurst) -- Sister Luke perseveres. Sent as a nurse to the Belgian Congo, an assignment she'd been hoping for, Sister Luke is disappointed to learn that she will not be ministering to the natives but to European patients. Through the example of no-nonsense chief surgeon Peter Finch, the nun sheds her idealism and becomes a diligent worker -- so much so that she contracts tuberculosis. Upon the outbreak of World War II, Sister Luke tries to honor the edicts of her order and not take sides, but this becomes impossible when her father (Dean Jagger) is killed by the Nazis. Realizing that she cannot remain true to her vows, Sister Luke leaves the order and returns to "civilian" life. The Nun's Story ends with a long, silent sequence in which Sister Luke divests herself of her religious robes, dons street garb, and walks out to an uncertain future. There is no background music: director Fred Zinnemann decided that "triumphant" music would indicate that Sister Luke's decision was the right one, while "tragic" music would suggest that she is doing wrong. Rather than make an editorial comment, the director decided against music, allowing the audience members to fill in the blanks themselves. The Nun's Story is based on the book by Kathryn Hulme, whose depiction of convent life was a lot harsher and more judgmental than anything seen in the film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Audrey Hepburn
      Audrey Hepburn - Gabrielle Van Der Mal
    • Peter Finch
      Peter Finch - Dr. Fortunate
    • Edith Evans
      Edith Evans - Mother Emmanuel Superior General
    • Peggy Ashcroft
      Peggy Ashcroft - Mother Mathilde
    • Dean Jagger
      Dean Jagger - Dr. Van Der Mal



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful movie

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      dajwh
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Have seen this movie a few times through the years and purchased this copy to replace a VHS. Just love anything that Audrey Hepburn is in.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!

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      1TruthSearcher
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      A must for any Audrey Hepburn fan. One of Hepburn's early ones that revealed the talent and promise of great things to come.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of best all time movies

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      Churchman
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      One of best all time movies A classic not to be missed

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic.

      Posted
      SmilynJoe

      Wonderful classic with many major stars. Actual settings of scenes.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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