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Léon Morin, Priest

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Original title
Léon Morin, prêtreaka
AKA
  • The Forgiven Sinner
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre Melville (Novel: Béatrix Beck)
Music
Martial Solal
Cinematography
Henri Decaë (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Italy; Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica
Genre
Drama | Religion. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
A little French town during the Occupation. Barny is a young sexually frustrated widow, living with her little girl France. She is also a communist militant, and one days she enters in a church, randomly choses a priest and starts criticizing the religion. But the priest is a young handsome clever one, Leon Morin. He does not offer her the reaction she was expecting. She is disturbated. She starts frequenting him, impressed by Morin's moral strength.
Awards
1962: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Actor (Jean-Paul Belmondo)
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