The Nun

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2012-2013 | Period | Belgium, France, Germany

      Brief synopsis

      France, in the 1760s. Born to a bourgeois family, Suzanne (Pauline Etienne) is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Despite her faith, she is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. Suzanne first resists the rules of the convent, but soon finds out that she is an illegitimate child, leaving her no other option than to pronounce her vows and suffer the consequences of her mother’s sin.
      She soon wants to escape the religious path and is trying to revoke her vows when the Mother Superior, who had brought her comfort and solace, dies. Her successor, Sister Christine (Louise Bourgoin), turns out to be a sadistic and cruel Mother Superior, inflicting the worst forms of humiliation upon Suzanne, such as depriving her of food and clothing. Suzanne is finally transferred to another convent, where she discovers another kind of Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert), who develops an inappropriate affectionate bond with her…
      Adapted from Diderot’s eponymous novel, The Nun tells the story of a woman trying to resist imposed religious values, revealing the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.


      ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
      Pauline ÉtienneSuzanne [L]
      Isabelle HuppertMother Superior Saint Eutrope [L]
      Louise BourgoinSœur Christine [L]
      Martina GedeckSuzanne's Mother [L]
      Françoise LebrunMadame de Moni [L]
      Agathe BonitzerSœur Thérèse [SR]
      Alice de LencquesaingSœur Ursule [SR]
      Gilles CohenSuzanne's Father [SR]
      Marc BarbéPère Castella [SR]
      François NégretMaître Manouri [SR]
      Lou CastelBaron de Lasson [SR]
      Pierre NisseMarquis de Croismare [SR]
      Daniel HanssensThe doctor [BP]Matthias Kupfer


      Production accountantYvonne Kowalinkl. Endabrechnung
      1st ADGuy-William Adoh
      2nd ADAnne Legal
      3rd ADMaximilian Fenner
      Director of photographyYves Cape
      1st assistant cameraSylvain Zambelli
      2nd assistant cameraFloriane Medale
      Video assist/playback operatorVincent C. ZettlArricam LT
      Casting directorBrigitte Moidon
      Casting assistantYouna De Peretti
      Costume designer (creator)Anaïs Romand
      WardrobeUlrike Kiss-RuddiesHistorisch 1765
      WardrobeElisabeth WendtZusatzgarderobiere, Historisch
      WardrobeNina Fanderlhistorisch 1765
      WardrobeMeral Sezginhistorisch 1765
      Additional wardrobeHannah DeussHistorisch 1765, 5DT
      Additional wardrobeLucia Michel
      Additional wardrobeOlesja Jenny SchäferHistorisch 1765
      DirectorGuillaume Nicloux
      Extras coordinatorKonstantin Knoll| 1 Tag (Zusatz)
      EditorGuy Lecorne
      Special constructionsPhilipp Knopfmachiniste supplémentaire 9Tage
      Crane operatorSascha ReinhardtFoxy Advanced mit Thoma TR III
      GafferStephan Rother
      GafferGrube Venn
      Lighting technician / electricianJörn KloosZusatz DT 8,9,10 Deutschland
      Lighting technician / electricianMatthias Bäumer
      Additional electricianHolger LöhnerFranken, Minus 15 Grad
      Balloon light operatorMatthieu Rousseaux
      Lighting assistantMarlon KoppelkammDeutschland und Frankreich
      Additional make up artistEva Schubert12 Drehtage
      Additional make up artistClaudia Schäfer1Tag
      Additional make up artistMonika Knaufhistorisch Rokoko
      ComposerMax Richter
      ProducerSylvie Pialat
      ProducerBenoît Quainon
      ProducerNicole Ringhut
      Co-producerJacques-Henri Bronckart
      Co-producerOlivier Bronckart
      Co-producerNicole Ringhut
      Production designerOlivier Radot
      Set decoratorAlain Tchilinguirian
      Construction managerReinhold 'Ringer' Broil
      Prop masterNane Corneliushistorisch 1765
      Prop masterStéphane Monjo
      Standby propsChristophe Offret
      Assistant to propmaster /- buyerAndreas Widmannhistorisch 1765
      Location scoutJohannes EppingerKlöster in BaWü
      Set builderFlorian RosenbaumBaubühne
      Set builderMartin ScheferhoffConstruction Foreman
      Stand by set builderPatrick Lebrunincl. Vorbau
      Scenic painterAlessio Nalesini
      Production managerDarko Lovrinichistorisch/deutscher Teil (18 Drehtage)
      Production managerDidier Abot
      Post production supervisorToufik Ayadi
      Production coordinatorCaspar Heider
      Assistant production managerFrédéric Jung-Plan
      Unit managerKatja Roesch
      Set manager/ floor managerMoana ZieglerFranzösisch-Belgisch-Deutsche Produktion
      Set runnerLuis Tonhäuser1.Set-Runner
      Set runnerFabian Miebach35mm ARRI CAM
      ScreenwriterJérôme Beaujour
      ScreenwriterGuillaume Nicloux
      Literary sourceDenis Diderot
      Script translatorCorinne Le HongScreenplay FRA > DEU
      Production sound mixerOlivier Dô-Hùu
      Sound re-recording mixerChristian Monheim
      Sound editorJulie Brenta

      Distributing companies

      Le Pacte [fr]France (theatrical) & World Sales
      Camino Filmverleih GmbH [de]Germany (theatrical)


      Cameras and UtilitiesVantage Film GmbH
      Lighting and UtilitiesAirstar European Network SAS3x Tube HYBRID 16.8K
      Finance/Law/InsuranceMecon Media Concept Ltd. [de]Gagenabrechnung (Komparsen)
      Production ServicesHallywood-ProductionsMaGa-Equipment
      Production ServicesMedia Sue
      Production ServicesSchwaben-Team-Security
      ScriptDubdollsScreenplay FRA > DEU
      Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbHMietwagen
      Transportation, Travel and AccomodationFrank H. Scheller (formerly Pickup24 KurierService)
      Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbHAP:T.Baum/S.Koslowski
      CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment
      DecorationFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
      DecorationRinger-Setbau | Reinhold BroilConstruction Manager


      TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
      RepeatFrancearteWednesday, 19/02/2020, 9.00 PM
      RepeatGermanyarteWednesday, 19/02/2020, 8.15 PM


      Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 31/10/2013
      Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 20/03/2013