Starring: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé
Music by Jean-Claude Éloy
Cinematography: Alain Levent
Edited by Denise de Casabianca
Distributed by Les Films Impéria, Hanns Eckelkamp Filmproduktion, Altura Films International, Bela Productions, Lionsgate (US)
Release date: 6 May 1966 (France)
Running time: 135 minutes
The Nun (French: La Religieuse, also known as French: Suzanne Simonin, la Religieuse de Denis Diderot) is a 1966 French drama film directed by Jacques Rivette and based on the novel of the same title by Denis Diderot.
In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de Chelles) treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot.