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A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

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Corin Hardy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demián Bichir ... Father Burke
Taissa Farmiga ... Sister Irene
Jonas Bloquet ... Frenchie
Bonnie Aarons ... The Nun
Ingrid Bisu ... Sister Oana
Charlotte Hope ... Sister Victoria
Sandra Teles ... Sister Ruth
August Maturo ... Daniel
Jack Falk ... Daniel
Lynnette Gaza ... Mother Superior
Ani Sava ... Sister Jessica
Michael Smiley ... Bishop Pasquale
Gabrielle Downey Gabrielle Downey ... The Abbess
David Horovitch ... Cardinal Conroy
Tudor Munteanu ... Grigore
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Storyline

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2,' as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. Written by Warner Bros.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Witness the Darkest Chapter in The Conjuring Universe See more »


Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Romanian | Latin

Release Date:

6 September 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La monja See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,807,379, 9 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$116,330,963, 18 October 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Every background for "church scenes" had to be done from scrap as it is banned in Romania to film actual churches. See more »

Goofs

The novice (Taissa Farmiga) has clear fingernail polish on throughout the film. A novice nun would not wear this as it would be viewed as being a "vanity." See more »

Quotes

Father Burke: The blood of Jesus Christ.
Frenchie: HOLY SHIT!
Father Burke: The holiest.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Conjuring (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You belong to me
by Jo Stafford
[music from the radio in abbey]
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Oozing with atmosphere
24 September 2018 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

I don't care about The Conjuring series but decided to watch The Nun nonetheless because it takes place in Romania, has both religious and occult elements and is set in an old monastery surrounded by a gloomy graveyard, dense forest and isolated village.

The film turned out being entertaining from start to finish, didn't overstay its welcome with a very reasonable length of ninety-six minutes and oozed with sinister atmosphere. The film doesn't only rely on the usual jump scares but has extended atmospheric passages that increase tension towards the end. The dramatic climax and falling action make for a final third that was among the most entertaining in horror cinema of recent memory. Another positive point are the characters as Father Burke intrigues as experienced veteran with a gloomy past while Sister Irene convinces as charming, intelligent and resilient young woman and the French farmer charms with his gentle manners. The three characters investigating a supernatural phenomenon complement one another perfectly. The acting performances are also very solid.

The only thing I would have done differently are the two references to the Conjuring franchise right at the exposition of the film and at the unnecessary resolution. The Nun is good enough to stand on its own and doesn't need these references. I would even go as far to say that this movie is actually better than the somewhat exchangeable main franchise.

If you like atmospheric horror movies with great characters and very good actresses and actors, The Nun will certainly entertain you from start to finish. You don't need to be familiar with The Conjuring to appreciate and understand this film. The Nun turned out much better than I expected and is the best horror movie I have seen so far this year.


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