Pathetic a world seeking love, romance novel policy a prisoner seeking justice, a novel policy of a prisoner in quest, philosophical novel disorders passions engendered by sexual taboos, pictorial novel of chiaroscuro of bodies and souls: the nun is everything. Diderot, with this tale of broken destiny, engages us on the tortuous paths of Black Erotica.
'The scary satire of the monasteries', - the formula is Diderot-, this tale of a unfortunate destiny is a ruthless truth. But also committed truth, because behind the voice of Suzanne echoes that of the author himself, who does not consent to see the human development hampered by confinement or the requirements of nature scorned by the convenience of the families and the Church. The adaptation of a cult novel. In an original stage device favouring the indiscretion. The story of a moving revolt.