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The Nun’s Story

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Genre: Drama

Year: 1959

Running time: 149 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Warner

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock, Beatrice Straight, Ruth White, Barbara O'Neil

Based on Kathryn C. Hulme's best selling novel, The Nun's Story is an unforgettable revelation of the seldom-seen world behind convent walls. Audrey Hepburn portrays Sister Luke, a nun whose life journey leads her to a much desired position as a surgical nurse in a Belgian Congo missionary hospital but who is tortured by self-doubt. After she returns to her native Belgium, World War II breaks out and she finds her commitment seriously tested; torn between the pull of the Resistance and the church's neutrality.

Directed by four-time Academy Award winner Fred Zinnemann, The Nun's Story earned eight Oscar® nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.


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