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Angels of Sin (1943)
"Les anges du péché" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 January 1950 (USA)
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Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Renée Faure ...
Anne-Marie Lamaury
Jany Holt ...
Sylvie ...
La prieure
Mila Parély ...
Marie-Hélène Dasté ...
Mère Saint-Jean
Yolande Laffon ...
Madame Lamaury
Paula Dehelly ...
Mère Dominique
Silvia Monfort ...
Gilberte Terbois ...
Soeur Marie-Josèphe
Louis Seigner ...
Le directeur de la prison
Georges Colin ...
Le chef de la P.J.
Geneviève Morel ...
Soeur Berthe
Christiane Barry ...
Soeur Blaise
Jean Morel ...
L'inspecteur de police
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqueline Champi ...
Une religieuse


Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes especially fascinated with Therese, trying to get her to join the convent to redeem her for her sins - but Therese protests her innocence. However, when released, Therese shoots the man who committed the crime for which she was imprisoned, then joins the convent, where she is reluctant to tell anyone her secret, least of all Anne-Marie. Meanwhile, outside the convent, a police search is widening... Written by Michael Brooke <>

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Les anges du péché  »

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First feature film directed by Robert Bresson. See more »


Referenced in The Road to Bresson (1984) See more »

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Bresson's overlooked masterpiece?
10 April 2007 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Contrary to what you might expect from a 1943 movie about nuns in a convent, Les Anges du Peche is fast, intense and gripping. The writing (by a Dominican priest, Raymond Bruckberger) is awe-inspiring; nearly every line of dialogue is a cluster of moral and emotional insights. Explored with great wisdom are themes of conformity and nonconformity, selfishness and selflessness, sin and redemption, love, jealousy and bitter resentment, pride and shame.

I am not sure if I have ever seen as forceful a feature debut as Bresson's. Don't overlook it - it is arguably better than his more well-regarded works.

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