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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 ...
Jany Holt ...
Thérèse
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La prieure
Mila Parély ...
Madeleine
Marie-Hélène Dasté ...
Mère Saint-Jean
Yolande Laffon ...
Madame Lamaury
Paula Dehelly ...
Mère Dominique
Silvia Monfort ...
Agnès
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
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Jacqueline Champi ...
Une religieuse
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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 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 <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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First feature film directed by Robert Bresson. See more »

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Charity and pride
23 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Script and dialogues by the director, Raymond Bruckberger and the playwright Jean Giradoux. Accurate and moving description of a Dominican convent (Bruckberger was a Dominican monk). The story centers on the difficulty of setting precise limits between Christian charity and pride. Unfortunately, the script veers needlessly (and distractingly) into overly dramatic territory midway through the movie. This affects negatively the quality of the acting as well. Music is a little too emphatic at times.

On the positive side, well paced direction and excellent cinematography. This is the first feature film by Bresson and there are some inklings of the minimalist style that would mark his later work.


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