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Saint Maud (2019)

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Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Director:

Rose Glass

Writer:

Rose Glass
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morfydd Clark ... Maud
Jennifer Ehle ... Amanda
Lily Knight ... Joy
Lily Frazer ... Carol
Turlough Convery ... Christian
Rosie Sansom Rosie Sansom ... Ester
Marcus Hutton ... Richard
Carl Prekopp Carl Prekopp ... Homeless Pat
Noa Bodner ... Hilary
Takatsuna Mukai Takatsuna Mukai ... Hiro
Jel Djelal ... Barman
Joanna Richardson Joanna Richardson ... Old Woman
Jonathan Milshaw Jonathan Milshaw ... Handsome Man
Fiona Thompson ... Nurse
Sona Vyas ... Agency Woman 1
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Storyline

There, but for the grace of God, goes Maud, a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanor causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud's fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward's soul from eternal damnation - whatever the cost. Making her feature film debut, writer-director Rose Glass cannily lures the audience into this disturbed psyche, steadily setting up her veritable diary of a country nurse for an unnerving and ultimately shocking trajectory. Morfydd Clark (also at the Festival in The Personal History of David Copperfield) portrays the sanctimonious Maud with an intense stoicism that belies a disquieting vulnerability, as Maud desperately vies for absolution and solidarity from her embittered patient (an enthralling Jennifer Ehle, also at the Festival in Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies). Glass tenderly ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Your savior is coming.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for disturbing and violent content, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Director Rose Glass won the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award for this, which was presented to her by Danny Boyle. See more »

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Great psychological horror film
1 November 2020 | by zt-31029See all my reviews

Don't trust the bad reviews by people saying it's not a horror film. Horror films are diverse and a lack of jump scares takes nothing away from Saint Maud. A haunting tale of isolation, grief and sadness. The English seaside setting is The perfect setting for this dark and disturbed story. Lastly, it's great to have a horror film with a near enough 100% female cast. Highly recommend. Don't listen to the haters.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

9 October 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,340,825
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2.39:1
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