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Susanne Simonin, la religieuse

Author: Jean GruaultJacques RivetteGeorges de BeauregardAnna KarinaLiselotte PulverAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Interama Video Classics, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Freely adapted from Diderot's 18th-century novel, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl compelled by her mother to enter a convent. Convinced by the mother superior, the girl accepts her vows, but soon meets with harshness and abuse when the kindly superior is followed by a cruel successor. Her desperate attempts at freedom land her first in another convent and finally, tragically, in the outside world.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Gruault; Jacques Rivette; Georges de Beauregard; Anna Karina; Liselotte Pulver; Micheline Presle; Francine Bergé; Denis Diderot; Rome Paris Films.; Société Nouvelle de Cinéma.; Interama Video Classics (Firm)
OCLC Number: 38366531
Language Note: In French with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel: La Religieuse / by Denis Diderot.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
A foreign film (France).
Letterboxed.
"Original, uncut version"--Container.
Credits: Photography, Alain Levant ; editor, Denise de Casabianca, Françoise Geissler, Anne Dubot ; music, Jean-Claude Eloy.
Cast: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé.
Description: 1 videocassette (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Religieuse
Nun
Jacques Rivette's The nun
Responsibility: co-production, Rome-Paris Films, Société Nouvelle de Cinéma ; adaptation, Jean Gruault, Jacques Rivette ; mise en scéne, Jacques Rivette ; [un film de] Georges de Beauregard.

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Freely adapted from Diderot's 18th-century novel, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl compelled by her mother to enter a convent. Convinced by the mother superior, the girl accepts her vows, but soon meets with harshness and abuse when the kindly superior is followed by a cruel successor. Her desperate attempts at freedom land her first in another convent and finally, tragically, in the outside world.

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