The Nun's Story (1959)

The Nun's Story (1959)

In 1930, in Belgium, Gabrielle van der Mal is the stubborn daughter of the prominent surgeon Dr. Hubert van der Mal that decides to leave her the upper-class family to enter to a convent, expecting to work as nun in Congo with tropical diseases. She says good-bye to her sisters Louise and Marie; to her brother Pierre; and to her beloved father, and subjects herself to the stringent rules of the retrograde institution, including interior silent and excessive humbleness and humiliation. After a long period working in a mental institution, Gaby is finally assigned to go to Congo, where she works with the Atheist and cynical, but brilliant, Dr. Fortunati. Sister Luke proves to be very efficient nurse and assistant, and Dr. Fortunati miraculous heals her tuberculosis. Years later, she is ordered to return to Belgium and when her motherland is invaded by the Germans, she learns that her beloved father was murdered by the enemy while he was helping wounded members of the resistance. Sister ...

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Audrey Hepburn

Sister Luke

Peter Finch

Dr. Fortunati

Edith Evans

Rev. Mother Emmanuel

Peggy Ashcroft

Mother Mathilde

Dean Jagger

Dr. Van Der Mal

Mildred Dunnock

Sister Margharita

Beatrice Straight

Mother Christophe

Patricia Collinge

Sister William

Rosalie Crutchley

Sister Eleanor

Ruth White

Mother Marcella

Barbara O'Neil

Mother Didyma

Margaret Phillips

Sister Pauline

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