The Nun's Story

1959, Movie, NR, 149 mins

A superbly restrained piece of filmmaking, with Zinnemann directing in simple, unadorned style and Hepburn giving a truly radiant performance. Hepburn is the daughter of Belgian surgeon Jagger, and she has the desire to become a nursing nun in the Congo, which was still overseen by Belgium at the time, several years prior to WWII. After experiencing the rigors of a convent, Hepburn goes off to a school where she learns tropical medicine. Her desire to go to the Congo is sidetracked when she is first assigned to a mental hospital in Belgium, where she is almost killed by a maniacal patient whom she thought she could handle. Eventually, she travels to the Congo, wher...
Released: 1959 Rated: NR Length: 149 mins

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