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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

    Synopsis

    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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    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Rome-Paris Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

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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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1961

    French release :

    15/09/1961

    Runtime :

    2 h 10 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    24334

    Visa issue date :

    21/09/1961

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono