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The Nun (La religieuse) (1966)

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Anna Karina Anna Karina
Liselotte Pulver Liselotte Pulver
Mme de Chelles
Micheline Presle Micheline Presle
Mme de Moni
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé
Soeur Sainte-Christine
Francisco Rabal Francisco Rabal
Dom Morel
Christiane Lénier Christiane Lénier
Mme Simonin
Yori Bertin Yori Bertin
Soeur Saint-Thérèse
Catherine Diamant Catherine Diamant
Soeur Saint-Ursule

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2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 20 17:36
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The Diderot-Rivette-Karina combination is a winner. Satires don't have to come with klaxons blaring. As an indictment of the Catholic church (and wider society too, only reinforced by the film being banned) it feels more powerful for its stylistic restraint, and the casting of Karina more striking after the freedom of Pierrot le Fou. Not the New Wave's blazing star, Rivette has been both bold and ... read more


6 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 12 21:36
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Great. Rivette is so moved by his tale that simply narrates it, with still camera, sober decors, cond delivery of text but no cold acting.
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Release date: 8 July 1971
Tags: 1960s (3), 1966 (3), Drama (3), France (3), Lesbian (1), Nun (1), Based On A Novel (1), Not Foreign Language (1), Rivette (1), 60s (1), French (1), 1960's (1), Foreign Language (1), 60's (1)
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Nosoki rated this 8/10 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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"8.10. Jeesus on niin upea juttu, että nunnaksi vastoin tahtoaan pakotetut löytävät henkisen rauhan hänen kanssaan. Luostareissa ei mitenkään ole kyse vallankäytöstä ja erilaiset tulkintatavat ovat toisille noituutta. Laitosjulmuuden ulkopuolella ei ole mitään."

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“Great. Rivette is so moved by his tale that simply narrates it, with still camera, sober decors, cond delivery of text but no cold acting.” read more

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