• The Nun's Story (1959)

The Nun's Story

Release Date: July 18th, 1959

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Willful and outspoken Gabrielle van der Mal (Audrey Hepburn), the daughter of a prominent Belgian surgeon (Dean Jagger), leaves her upper-class existence to become a nun. As Sister Luke, she is eventually sent to the Belgian Congo, where she excels as a nurse working with a skilled doctor (Peter Finch). However, her willingness to continue as a nun is challenged when her father is killed by the Nazis, and she no longer feels that she can maintain the neutrality of her order.

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock, Beatrice Straight, Patricia Collinge

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Distributors: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Warner Home Vídeo, Warner Bros.

Keywords: Transformation, Sacrifice, Melodramatic, Tense, Temptation, Doctor, 1940s, 1930s, Emotional


Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Sound