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Diary of a Country Priest (1951) Poster

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First film of Claude Laydu.
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Reportedly, director Andrei Tarkovsky's favorite film.
The main character's bizarre, unhealthy eating habits, not to mention his obsessive isolation and loneliness, were reportedly an influence on the character of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976).
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The hand and handwriting in the film belong to Robert Bresson.
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The famous line, "All is grace," is a quotation from Therese de Lisieux, a saint to whom novelist Georges Bernanos was deeply devoted.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the movie, Chantal ruminates commiting suicide. Nicole Ladmiral who plays in the role of Chantal commits suicide 7 years after this movie by throwing herself under a subway train.
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