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Le Défroqué

Le Défroqué

A Feature film by Léo Joannon

Produced by Gaumont, Société Française de Cinématographie (SFC)

Release in France : 26/02/1954

    Synopsis

    Pierre Fresnay plays the title character in Le Defroque (The Defrocked One). Cast out by his church, former priest Maurice (Fresnay) delights in mocking the traditions and credos of Catholicism. Even so, young Gerard (Pierre Trabaud) becomes convinced that Maurice has never truly lost his calling. Becoming a priest himself, Gerard devotes his life to bringing Maurice back into the fold. Things don't turn out quite as Gerard hopes, however; he has not reckoned with the possibility that Maurice may have been driven into insanity by his raging self-hatred.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Gaumont, Société Française de Cinématographie (SFC)

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Roger Ribadeau-Dumas, Alain Poiré

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Denys de la Patellière, Léo Joannon

    Screenwriter :

    Léo Joannon

    Sound Recordist :

    Robert Biard

    Editor :

    Robert Isnardon

    Music Composer :

    Jean Dalve

    Assistant Director :

    Denys de la Patellière

    Dialogue Writer :

    Roland Laudenbach

    Director of Photography :

    Nicolas Toporkoff

    Production Manager :

    Roger de Broin

    Production Designer :

    Paul-Louis Boutié

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Klissak

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1953

    French release :

    26/02/1954

    Runtime :

    1 h 56 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    14547

    Visa issue date :

    19/02/1954

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1954

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1954)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1954

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1954)

    Awards (2)

    Bronze Berlin Bear

    OCIC Award