First reported back in February 2010, Gallic thesp Vincent Cassel (the creepy, creepy dude from Sheitan and Black Swan) toplines The Monk, an 18th century-set thriller based on Matthew Lewis’ Gothic novel. The film is now complete and opening in the UK April 27. Empire has shared the following exclusive clip.
The Monk depicts the rise and tragic downfall of Capucin Ambrosio, a respected Spanish monk. “The story concerns a Spanish monk named Ambrosio and his violent downfall. He is undone by carnal lust for his pupil, a woman disguised as a monk (Matilda), who is eventually revealed as an instrument of Satan in female form, who has orchestrated Ambrosio’s downfall from the start.”
The Madrid-set pic stars Deborah Francois, Sergi Lopez and Geraldine Chaplin (The Orphanage). French-German director Dominik Moll directs.
You’ll find more at the film’s official website.
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