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Léon Morin, Priest

Léon Morin, Priest

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Melville

Produced by Rome-Paris Films

Release in France : 15/09/1961

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Rome-Paris Films

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StudioCanal Films Limited

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In a small French town during the Occupation, Barny (Riva)is a young, wayward, sexually frustrated widow, living with her little girl. She is also a communist militant who long ago decided that the easiest way was the best. One day she enters a church, randomly chooses a priest (Belmondo) to confess to and, while in confessional, attempts to provoke him by criticizing Catholicism. Instead of being affronted, the priest engages her in an intellectual discussion regarding religion. The priest is Leon Morin, young, handsome, smart and altruistic. He invites Barny to continue the conversation outside of confessional. She begins regularly seeing him and is impressed by his moral strength, while he makes it his mission to steer her onto the right path.

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Full credits (12)

Assistant directors :

Jacqueline Parey, Volker Schlöndorff, Bertrand Tavernier

Producers :

Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard

Director of Photography :

Henri Decaë

Camera Operator :

Jean Rabier

Music Composer :

Martial Solal

Sound Mixer :

Jacques Maumont

Author of original work :

Béatrix Beck

Screenwriters :

Jean-Pierre Melville, Béatrix Beck

Sound Recordist :

Guy Villette

Editors :

Nadine Trintignant, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Jacqueline Meppiel

Production Designer :

Daniel Gueret

Still Photographer :

Raymond Cauchetier

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Feature film

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Psychological drama

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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2 h 10 min

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