The Monk

The Monk (1972)

  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Release Date: 1972-11-02
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 7 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Tritone Cinematografica
  • Production Country: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy
  • Director: Adonis Kyrou
star 5.7/10
From 7 Ratings


Ambrosio is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught and punished by the Inquisition. Instead, he signs up on the Devil's team and wins his freedom.. and eventually, the papacy.

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  • Franco Nero

    as Ambrosio
  • Nathalie Delon

    as Mathilde
  • Nicol Williamson

    as The Duke of Talamur
  • Nadja Tiller

    as Elvira
  • Eliana De Santis

    as Antonia
  • Agnès Capri

  • Denis Manuel

    as The Great Inquisitor
  • Maria Machado

  • Philippe Clévenot

  • Louise Chevalier

  • Laure Moutoussamy

  • Armand Meffre

  • Elisabeth Wiener

    as Agnès
Directing Adonis Kyrou Director
Writing Adonis Kyrou Writer
Writing Jean-Claude Carrière Screenplay
Writing Luis Buñuel Screenplay
Writing Antonio Troiso Dialogue
Writing Matthew Lewis Novel
Production Henry Lange Producer
Production Zack Norman Executive Producer
Sound Piero Piccioni Original Music Composer
Editing Éric Pluet Editor
Camera Sacha Vierny Director of Photography