form y The Nun and the Bandit single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Nun and the Bandit E. L. Grant Watson 1935 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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Michael, the impoverished nephew of wealthy mining magnate George, is concerned about taking care of a mentally handicapped brother and a half-brother who is part Aboriginal. When Michael asks for financial help from his uncle (believing that he should, by rights, have inherited some money from his father), George indicates that he isn't letting go of a penny. In retaliation, Michael decides to kidnap George's granddaughter for ransom. The snatch takes place while the girl's aunt, a Polish nun, is visiting the girl's mother. The aunt gets caught up in the abduction as well, and a relationship develops between the angry young man and the otherworldly religious woman. She only knows that he seems like a ruffian, and she expects to be raped. He just wants her to be respectful towards him. The situation brings on a degree of personal intimacy neither of them has anticipated.

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Some Films of the 90s Bill Mousoulis , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , January no. 2 2000;
Some Films of the 90s Bill Mousoulis , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , January no. 2 2000;
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