La Settima Stanza (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - France, Hungary, Italy, Poland  |  
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Edith Stein was a German-Jewish intellectual who in the late-'30s created considerable controversy and broke her mother's heart when she converted to Catholicism and then joined one of the Church's most rigorous monastic orders, the Carmelite Nuns. This European biopic tells her story, a tale that ended tragically when Stein, who finally made it through the long, painful novitiate process and found true peace, was brutally yanked from the convent by Nazi soldiers and sent to Auschweitz where she died.

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Catholicism, conversion, faith, Holocaust, intellectualism, Nazism, nun