CINEDIGM’S FLATIRON FILM COMPANY RELEASES “THE MONK,” STARRING VINCENT CASSEL, JUNE 4 ON DVD
From the Classic Cult Novel by Matthew Lewis
“A superior gothic thriller guaranteed to haunt you.” – Diabolique Magazine
May 28, 2013 – New York, New York – French superstar Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, A Dangerous Method) stars as an unassailable monk who struggles with temptation in director Domink Moll’s (With a Friend Like Harry) sexy French thriller adapted from Matthew Lewis’ cult classic gothic novel, The Monk.
THE MONK releases June 4 on DVD from Cinedigm’s Flatiron Film Company following a theatrical, cable VOD and digital release in March 2013. The film follows the rise and fall of Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid. Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. Large crowds from near and far come to hear his mesmerizing sermons and he has earned the admiration of all.
Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio (Déborah François, Unmade Beds, The Child), a masked apprentice monk, or to Ambrosio’s confused attraction to a woman who openly admires him? THE MONK explores seduction, secrets and dark deceits as Ambrosio gradually falls into depravity and sin.
THE MONK is directed by Dominik Moll; produced by Michel Saint-Jean; screenplay by Dominik Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic; edited by François Gédigier and Sylvie Lager; music by Alberto Iglesias; cinematography by Patrick Blossier. Bonus features include: the Making of THE MONK.
Pricing: $29.95 US
Runtime: 101 mins. + extras
Catalog #: NNVG270790
Language: French with English Subtitles
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
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