The Nun's Story

The Nun's Story

DVD - 2005
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Story of the inner struggles faced by a nun, the difficulties of obedience and her inability to forgive the death of her father during WWII.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2005]
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Nun's 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (152 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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Winter1455
May 11, 2017

This is simply put the absolute best movie I have seen. I got a glimpse of what the nuns that taught me might have gone through as they strived to reach a personal vocation. I have seen this movie one hundred times and now it is going to be part of my home movie collection...I ordered on line... I give it two thumbs up

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OZUNE
Jan 17, 2017

**** "The Nun's Story" is possibly Audrey Hepburn's greatest performance and this film along with "Funny Face "are my favorite Audrey Hepburn films. The fascinating aspect of her role here is that she basically plays against type. She's not glamorous and the film is very gritty and realistic in depicting the life of a Belgian nun.There are moments of great beauty and of course Audrey herself is one of the all time beauties of the screen. She definitely deserved an Oscar for her work here. Although I have not seen Simone Signoret in "Room at the Top" who beat her out for best actress that year.

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melkweg
Sep 16, 2014

Audrey Hepburn amazes in this film, as does the force of the story.

voisjoe1 May 01, 2014

This film, probably the best film of the year after the blockbuster “Ben-Hur,” garnered 8 Oscar nominations, but lost most to “Ben-Hur.” Hepburn lost to Simone Signoret of “The Room at the Top” and Fred Zinneman lost to the director of “Ben-Hur,” William Wyler. Kinda hard to beat out an epic film (Ben-Hur) with a budget 4.5 times that of “The Nun’s Story.” The “Nun’s Story” is a rather interior story of a nun’s conflict between strict obedience to superiors and a desire to use one’s skill and dedication to helping the sick, mostly in the difficult environment of the Belgian Congo. This has to be the best presentation of a nun’s indoctrination and life ever presented on film. Zinneman also directed “A Man for All Seasons,” “High Noon,” “From Here to Eternity,” “Oklahoma!” and “The Day of the Jackal,” all great films released by Hollywood (I suspect making him one of the most underrated Hollywood directors).

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Ellington4
Aug 17, 2011

A fine, absorbing film about a dedicated nun, which follows her from the time she is inducted into her order, through service in the congo, to a moral decisiion she must make during World War II which would go against her order's proscriptions. There is no sentimentality--the film shows in detail the rituals and oppressive rules the church mandates to stifle individualism. This was Audrey Hepburn's most substantial role, and she brilliantly rose to the occasion.

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DavidDuong2009
Oct 14, 2010

I like to see Audrey Hepburn, and she takes away my heart in this movie! She acts like an angel in a human being! She devotes herself to the idealism and humanity.

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Calgovin
Jul 24, 2008

A beautifully told story that really has you question the methods of the catholic church (in the 1950's at least). This movie had me craving more classics, and influenced my choice to mature my movie selections. My first Audrey Hepburn movie, one that I think all young women will feel a sense of awe at what a female had to do to follow her dreams in the 1950's,

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Calgovin
Jul 24, 2008

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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