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The Nun (2005)

La monja (original title)
A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut ... See full summary »

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Luis de la Madrid

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (based on an original story by), Manu Díez (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Briem ... Eva
Belén Blanco Belén Blanco ... Julia
Manu Fullola ... Gabriel
Alistair Freeland Alistair Freeland ... Joel
Cristina Piaget Cristina Piaget ... Sor Úrsula
Paulina Gálvez ... Zoe
Natalia Dicenta ... Susan
Lola Marceli ... Mary
Teté Delgado Teté Delgado ... Cristy (as Tete Delgado)
Oriana Bonet Oriana Bonet ... Eulalia
Katrine Romming Katrine Romming ... Mary 17
Maia Jenkinson Maia Jenkinson ... Eulalia 17
Joana Rañé Joana Rañé ... Zoe 17
Gemma Martínez Gemma Martínez ... Cristy 17
Meritxell Santamaria Meritxell Santamaria ... Susan 17
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Storyline

A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut down. Many years later, the women, all grown up, are terrorized by a ghostly nun. The daughter of one of the women sets out to find out what happened all those years ago. Written by Jameson

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Pray you don't see her... See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$759,209
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 1h 25 mins) When the water is filling in the shower room at the end, the water is closer to the light fixture in one scene than it is in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zoe 17: God, I hate those stupid jerks, and their fucking boarding school.
Mary 17: And all their stupid sermons.
Zoe 17: That fucking slut is going to punish us again.
Susan 17: Are you crazy, Zoe? How can you call her that? She's a nun.
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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The One to Blame
Written by Jesús Espada Murós and Francisco Javier Edo Marzal
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And then there were nun.
22 July 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Directed by Luis de la Madrid and produced by Brian Yuzna's Spanish label Fantastic Factory, The Nun is a modestly budgeted, reasonably effective horror that starts off like a supernatural I Know What You Did Last Summer (the '97 slasher is even referenced in this movie), but ends with a neat psychological twist. It's by no means perfect, suffering from some iffy CGI effects and a few dodgy performances from its largely European cast, but it does deliver in terms of creepy atmosphere, and benefits from a couple of fun, gory death scenes.

The story, by Jaume Balagueró (The Darkness), sees a young woman, Eve (Anita Briem), travelling to Spain with her friends Julia (Belén Blanco) and Joel (Alistair Freeland) after she witnesses her mother being murdered by a ghostly nun. In Barcelona, Eve searches for clues to help her understand what happened, her investigation leading to the now closed Catholic boarding school attended by her mother 18 years earlier. As she delves deeper into the mystery, Eve begins to suspect that her mother was killed by the vengeful spirit of Sister Ursula, a strict nun at the school who disappeared shortly before its closure.

With the ghostly nun only appearing in water, there is quite a lot of not-quite-convincing digital trickery involved, but the nun herself is suitably scary looking, and kills off her victims in some satisfyingly inventive ways, the best being a fatal elevator ride (the lift severing the victim's arms) and a decapitation by falling sheet of glass. Other less memorable deaths include a slashed throat, an impalement on a broken pipe, and the crucifixion of a woman with big hooters and a gimpy leg (the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away).

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


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