Moine, Le (The Monk)

A superior gothic thriller guaranteed to haunt you.
-Cleaver Patterson, Diabolique Magazine
Beautifully shot and superbly acted.
-Matthew Turner, View London
Ce thriller a tout pour séduire. Vincent Cassel excelle dans la retenue et l'austérité.
-Françoise Delbecq, Elle
Sa singularité et son sombre éclat s'inscrivent dans la meilleure tradition du cinéma fantastique d'inspiration littéraire.
-Pascal Mérigeau, Le Nouvel Observateur


Adapted from a cult gothic novel, The Monk follows the tragic destiny of Brother Ambrosio in 17th century Catholic Spain. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a monastery and raised by the friars, he has become a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor and feared for his righteousness. Steadfast in his extreme rigor and absolute virtue he believes he is immune to temptation. But the arrival of a mysterious apprentice undermines his convictions, leading him down the path of sin.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Running Time: 101 min.
Year: 2011


Déborah François
Vincent Cassel
Joséphine Japy
Dominik Moll


Geraldine Chaplin (L'abbesse)
Director (Dominik Moll) and Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio)
Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio) and Joséphine Japy (Antonia)
Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio)
Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio)
Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio)
Vincent Cassel (Ambrosio) and Joséphine Japy (Antonia)