The Monk

The Monk

Release Date: 2013-03-08
NYC and/or LA Release

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Film Genre(s): Thriller

France

SYNOPSIS

Adapted from the eponymous cult classic Gothic novel by Mathew Gregory Lewis published in 1796, the rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid. Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio (Cassel) has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing preaches, 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?