The Nun's Story

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Religious

A superbly restrained piece of filmmaking, with Zinnemann directing in simple, unadorned style and Hepburn giving a truly radiant performance. Hepburn is the daughter of Belgian surgeon Jagger, and she has the desire to become a nursing nun in the Congo, which was still overseen by Belgium at the time, several years prior to WWII. After experiencing the...read more

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The Nun's Story - Official Trailer
03:10 — Hepburn was nominated Best Actress for her role as a nun working in the Belgian Congo during World War II. Torn between service and suffering, she con (more…)

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Best Picture nominee about a young Belgian woman who defies her family and becomes a nun, but her faith is continually tested with hardships, working in hospitals in the Congo and war-torn France. The film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Actress (more…)

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  • Review: A superbly restrained piece of filmmaking, with Zinnemann directing in simple, unadorned style and Hepburn giving a truly radiant performance. Hepburn is the daughter of Belgian surgeon Jagger, and she has the desire to become a nursing nun in the Congo, w… (more)

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