The Monk (2011)
Set to be released in the UK this April 27th is Dominik Moll’s Gothic thriller The Monk. This horror film is based upon the the classic novel by Matthew Lewis.
Starring Vincent Cassel, Deborah Francois, Josephine Japy and Catherine Mouchet.
The rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk (Vincent Cassel) in 17th century Madrid.
Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, 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?