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The new film version of Matthew G. Lewis’ controversial,
groundbreaking 1796 Gothic novel arrives next month, and the poster and trailer
have hit the web.
ATO Pictures will release THE MONK in select theaters and
for on-demand viewing and download starting Friday, March 8. The
French-language film was directed by WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY…’s Dominik Moll
and stars Vincent Cassel (from BLACK SWAN, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF and many
others) as Brother Ambrosio, a devout man of the cloth in a 16th-century Madrid
monestary who believes himself immune from temptation, until the arrival of a
mysterious apprentice leads him down a path of sin and corruption. The movie
also stars Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet,
Jordi Dauder and Geraldine Chaplin; Moll and Anne Louise-Trividic adapted
Lewis’ book, which has been filmed twice before by directors Adonis Kyruo and Francisco
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