The Nun's story

United States, 1959

Film
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This story begins in 1930 with Sister Luke’s (Audrey Hepburn) journey from postulant to nun. Of her solemn vows of poverty, chastity, silence and obedience, Sister Luke knows the last will be the most difficult to achieve. Her strong will and intellectual pride, qualities destined to make her a brilliant nurse, threaten to undermine her holy calling. Unable to be obedient to her heart, Sister Luke comes perilously close to breaking. Highlighted by Audrey Hepburn’s performance, this film received eight Academy Award Nominations and also stars, Peter Finch, Dame Edith Evans, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger and Mildred Dunnock.

Credits

director

Fred Zimmerman

producer

Henry Blanke

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

02:32:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39082

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Religious films

Drama

Drama → Religious films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nuns

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religious films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Religious films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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