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The Nun's Story

Directed by Fred Zinnemann
United States, 1959


This is a story of a nun who has to overcome a lot of obstacles. Her dad has hard times understanding her. She is a great student in the science of tropical medicine. At last, when she is assigned there, she comes to discover that she is working in the European instead of the native hospital.

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The Nun's Story Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1960 | 8 nominations including: Best Picture

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1959 | 3 wins including: Golden Seashell

National Board of Review

1959 | 4 wins including: Best Film

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