With a phenomenal lead performance from Black Swan star Vincent Cassel, The Monk is a terrifying take on the infamous gothic horror novel of the same name, directed by Dominik Moll (Harry He's Here to Help, Lemming). A proud monk, whose virtuous sermons earn him the admiration of all, is certain he is safe from all temptation. But when a mysterious presence enters the monastery, he is plagued by a strange and deadly mania that leads him to seek help from a beautiful and mysterious woman. In order to repay her, she asks for a few simple tasks. What starts out seemingly... harmless soon sends him down a dark path of depravity and the most mortal sin of all. But Satan has not said his final word... [show more]
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Dominik Moll directs this Gothic melodrama based on the classic 1796 novel by Matthew Lewis. Vincent Cassel stars as Ambrosio, a devout monk widely known for his inspirational preachings, who has spent his entire life within the monastery walls after being left on the monks' doorstep as a baby. Now taking his vows as an adult, Ambrosio is highly respected by his brothers at the monastery and the surrounding village. But not long before a new arrival joins the order, a recurring dream begins to torment him, and his once-ordered life veers into unexpected and dangerous territory...