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The Nuns Story DVD

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  • Audrey Hepburn stars in The Nuns Story as Sister Luke, postulant of a Belgian order of nuns. Though frequently disillusioned in her efforts to spread good will - at one point she is nearly killed by a mental patient (Colleen Dewhurst) - Sister Luke perseveres. Sent as a nurse to the Belgian Congo, an assignment shed been hoping for, Sister Luke is disappointed to learn that she will not be ministering to the natives but to European patients. Through the example of no-nonsense chief surgeon Peter Finch, the nun sheds her idealism and becomes a diligent worker - so much so that she contracts tuberculosis. Upon the outbreak of World War II, Sister Luke tries to honor the edicts of her order and not take sides, but this becomes impossible when her father (Dean Jagger) is killed by the Nazis. Realizing that she cannot remain true to her vows, Sister Luke leaves the order and returns to "civilian" life. The Nuns Story ends with a long, silent sequence in which Sister Luke divests herself of her religious robes, dons street garb, and walks out to an uncertain future.

    Type: Religious Drama
    Themes: Crisis of Faith, Journey of Self-Discovery, Missionaries
    Main Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger Release
    Year: 1959
    Run Time: 152 minutes
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The Nuns Story DVD