Exclusive clip of The Monk starring Vincent Cassel

French-Spanish adaptation of an English gothic classic

A few weeks ago, we revealed an exclusive poster for The Monk, and now we've got an exclusive clip from the Vincent Cassel vehicle to offer up for your viewing pleasure.

The Monk is a French-Spanish take on the 1796 gothic novel by English author Matthew Lewis. Vincent Cassel plays Capucino Ambrosio, the monk in question, whose pious nature is challenged by temptation - with dark consequences.

Set in a confessional, this excerpt is dripping with tension – you could cut the air with a knife in there. Check it out below:


A trembling nun, a glowering Cassel and whispered French dialogue – if that's doesn't send a shiver down your spine then you'd probably be a good candidate for the monastic lifestyle.
 
The Monk opens on 27 April 2012.

Read our The Monk review.

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