El fraile (1990)

Spain, UK, 1990
106m
colour

A Spanish/British horror film directed by Francisco Lara Polop.

Plot Summary

During the Inquisition, The monk Ambrosio is revered by the citizens of Madrid for his faith and strength of will. But the discovery of the beautiful Matilda hiding in the monastery unleashes long suppressed desires and Ambrosio is transformed into a monster.

Credits

Crew
Director: Francisco Lara Polop
Celtic Films, Mediterráneo Cine, TV S.L.
Producer: Muir Sutherland
Script: Francisco Lara Polop
Novel: The Monk by Matthew Lewis
Director of Photography: Ángel Luis Fernández
Editor: José Luis Matesanz
Music: Antón García Abril
Production Designer: Gumersindo AndrÉs

Cast
Paul McGann (Father Lorenzo Rojas)
Sophie Ward (Matilde de la Venegas)
Isla Blair (Mother Agueda)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (Sister Ines)
Freda Dowie (Sister Ursula)
Laura Davenport (Doña Elvira Dauphin)
Sophie Linfield (Angela Dauphin)
Manuel de Blas (Inquisitor)
Mark Elstob (Ramon de Medeira)
Marina Saura (Jacinta)
Luis Hostalot (Captain)
Suzanne Bertish (Sister Mariana)
MarÍa José Sarsa (Sister Camila)
Fulgencio Saturno (Father Pablo)
Gaspar Cano (Antonio)
Manuel Pereiro (Prior)
Concha Hidalgo (nun)
Luis Maluenda (spokesman)
Stuart Sutherland (Lucas)
Javier Serrano (novice)
Carlos Velasco, Lorenzo Collado (exorcists)

Alternative Titles

The Final Temptation – UK (video)
The Monk – USA
Seduction of a Priest – UK (video)

See also
Le moine (1973)