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Le dialogue des Carmélites (1960)

This is about the execution of 21 carmelite nuns in the latter stages of the terror during the French Revolution.

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, (as R.L. Bruckberger)

Writers:

(novel), (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Mère Thérèse de Saint-Augustin
Madeleine Renaud ...
La première prieure
Pascale Audret ...
Soeur Blanche de l'Agonie du Christ (Blanche de la Force)
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Le commissaire de la République
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Le mime
Anne Doat ...
Soeur Constance de Saint-Denis (Marie-Geneviève Meunier)
Georges Wilson ...
L'aumônier du Carmel
Pierre Bertin ...
Le marquis de la Force
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Le Chevalier de la Force
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Rose Ducor
Simone Angèle ...
Soeur Agnès (as Simone Angele)
Pascale de Boysson ...
Soeur Cécile
Jacqueline Dane ...
Soeur Gabrielle
Paula Dehelly ...
Soeur Catherine
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This is about the execution of 21 carmelite nuns in the latter stages of the terror during the French Revolution.

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Drama | History

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Release Date:

1 June 1960 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Carmelites  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Film, Book and Opera are based on a Gertrud von le Fort Novel
9 September 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Please note that movie, book and opera are based on the Novel "Die Letzte am Schafott" ("The Last at the Scaffold" or "The Song at the Scaffold") by Gertrud von le Fort.

The German writer and poet lived from 1876 until 1971. She has written many books (for details check www.gertrud-von-le-fort.de).

Some of her other works have also been rewritten as movies or theatre plays, e.g. "Das Schweigen am Himmel" by Dallmayr, which you can also find in the IMDb database. This film is based on her book "Am Tor das Himmels".

If you liked the movie - as I am sure you undoubtedly will - you may want to check for a performance of the opera. Not surprisingly, this opera is staged quite often.


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