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Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (1951)

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Starring
Claude Laydu Claude Laydu
Priest of Ambricourt
Nicole Maurey Nicole Maurey
Miss Louise
Nicole Ladmiral Nicole Ladmiral
Chantal
Antoine Balpêtré Antoine Balpêtré
Dr. Delbende
Jean Danet Jean Danet
Olivier
Yvette Etiévant Yvette Etiévant
Femme de ménage
Serge Bento Serge Bento
Mitonnet


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A good movie

1 week, 5 days ago at Oct 14 10:37
Since I heard some pretty good things about this flick and since it was available on Netflix, I was quite eager to check it out. It was also the first movie I saw directed by Robert Bresson and, as I expected, his work turned out to be quite challenging. Indeed, I’m not surprised that Andrei Tarkovsky was a huge fan of Bresson’s work and, to be honest, just like with Tarkovsky’s work, I did ... read more
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.
Release date: 7 February 1951
UPC: 037429185520
Tags: France (5), French (4), 1950s (4), Based On Novel (3), Drama (2), Religion (2), Cancer (2), Motorcycle (2), Clergy (2), 1951 (2), Housekeeper (2), Alienation (2), (2), Drugs (1), Dance (1), Mystery (1), Revenge (1), Torture (1), Deception (1), Love (1)
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" Notes: It was the first movie I saw directed by Robert Bresson and, as I expected, his work turned out to be quite challenging. Indeed, I’m not surprised that Andrei Tarkovsky was a huge fan of Bresson’s work and, to be honest, just like with Tarkovsky’s work, I did struggle to feel a connection with this movie. Indeed, even though the main character keeps telling us his feelings and thoughts mostly when writing in his diary, I was never really sure what I should think regarding the even"


johanlefourbe posted a review 1 week, 5 days ago

A good movie

“Since I heard some pretty good things about this flick and since it was available on Netflix, I was quite eager to check it out. It was also the first movie I saw directed by Robert Bresson and, as I expected, his work turned out to be quite challenging. Indeed, I’m not surprised that Andrei Tarkovsky was a huge fan of Bresson’s work and, to be honest, just like with Tarkovsky’s work, I did struggle to feel a connection with this movie. Indeed, even though the main character keeps telling us his feelings and thoughts mostly when writing in his diary, I was never really sure what I should think regarding the events displayed in this movie. I mean, you could argue that they tried to display the contradictions between what this community was expecting from their new priest and what he w” read more

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