A young nun dedicated to medical work in the African Congo and in World War II Belgium struggles to reconcile her independent spirit to the rigors and humility of a religious life. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress--Audrey Hepburn, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
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|Actors||Beatrice Straight, Colleen Dewhurst, Dean Jagger, Edith Evans, Mildred Dunnock, Peggy Ashcroft, Peter Finch|
|Available Formats||DVD, VHS|
|Subgenre||Religion • Clergy • Africa • Theatrical Release|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Running Time||2hr 31min|
Product Review Summary
3 Reviews from Epinions.com
Mar 25, 2012
Pros: Detailed presentation of nun's life. Camera tells a story well. Audrey Hepburn's best performance.
Cons: Movie doesn't easily fit the standard molds, hard to classify.
By: Stephen_Murray in Movies at Epinions.com
Aug 20, 2006
The greatest Audrey Hepburn performance
Pros: Hepburn, Finch, locations
Cons: slow and totally unquestioning of the history of particularly brutal Belgian exploitation of the Congo
By: George_Chabot in Movies at Epinions.com
Mar 11, 2011
The Nun's Story
Pros: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Story, Direction, Cinematography
Cons: More need to see The Nun's Story