Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled preacher whose sermons draw crowds and earn him the admiration of all. Admired for his extreme rigor and absolute virtue, Ambrosio is certain he is safe from any temptation. But Satan has not said his final word…
Le Moine is the original title of this French film.
Based on the novel by Matthew Lewis.
While The Monk earned less than $14,000 in the United States, it earned nearly $1 million in France during its theatrical release.