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Pastoral Symphony (1946)
"La symphonie pastorale" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  22 September 1948 (USA)
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A minister falls in love with a blind young woman he sheltered, but so does his son.

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Le pasteur Jean Martens
Line Noro ...
Amélie Martens - sa femme
Jean Desailly ...
Jacques Martens - son fils
Andrée Clément ...
Piette Castéran
Jacques Louvigny ...
Castéran (as Louvigny)
Rosine Luguet ...
Charlotte Martens
Mona Dol ...
Soeur Claire
Robert Demorget ...
Pierre Martens
Hélène Dassonville ...
Mademoiselle de la Grange
Germaine Michel ...
La vieille paysanne
Florence Brière ...
Une amie de Gertrude
Albert Glado ...
Paul Martens
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On Christmas Eve, Jean Martens, a Swiss minister, takes in a blind half-crippled orphan and brings her up with his four children. But Gertrude grows to be a woman and Jean gradually falls in love with her without admitting it to himself. On the contrary, he lulls his conscience by interpreting the Scriptures to his advantage. But neither his wife nor his oldest son are fooled. When, after a long-delayed operation, Gertrude recovers her sight she is not long to find out that sin has corrupted the soul of her benefactor. Seeing no hope in the situation, the young woman decides to take her own life. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Le pasteur Jean Martens: And do you love her even though she is blind?
Jacques Martens - son fils: Yes, father.
Le pasteur Jean Martens: That's not enough! One must love her because she is blind. Love her night, enter into her night.
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Dreyeresque Delannoy
17 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

My title will enrage the highbrows,but ,after reading the notorious "Cahiers du Cinema" who on earth (and particularly in France) will

watch a Jean Delannoy film ,cause it's " inevitably bad" cause Godard and co have decided it is so?

"La Symphonie Pastorale" is a marvelous black and white movie.A simple story of a minister who takes on a little savage girl,Gertrude (a Dreyeresque name!) .For a short while ,it's got something of Helen Keller ,cause the heroine is blind when the story begins.But Delannoy focuses on the relationship between the man who's got four children and his protégée.Pierre Blanchar (it's probably his best part) and Michèle Morgan are at the top of their game and they give subtle performances.When the elder son (Jean Desailly)comes back,and falls in love with Gertrude ,the tragedy is in the air.The priest realizes he loves the girl in a way a father should not.

Delannoy takes advantage of the snowy landscapes and the frozen rivers,of the tiny church where the organ becomes a mediator between Gertrude and the young man ,of an excellent cast.

He has even got a sense of humor !There's a private joke .When they show Desailly the organ ,one of the men says "Amour,Delices et Orgues!" which was the title of a (very mediocre) previous film in which the actor was featured the same year.


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