MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,505 this week

Léon Morin, Priest (1961)
"Léon Morin, prêtre" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,511 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 30 critic

In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a ... See full summary »

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Léon Morin, Priest (1961) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Léon Morin, Priest.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow
La Notte (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dallas
Winter Light (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small town priest struggles with his faith.

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom
L'Eclisse (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal
Pickpocket (1959)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival.

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri
The Decalogue (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Olaf Lubaszenko
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Corey is a cool, aristocratic thief, released from prison on the same day that Vogel, a murderer, escapes from the custody of the patient Mattei, a cat-loving police superintendent. Corey ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Irène Tunc ...
Christine Sangredin
Nicole Mirel ...
Sabine Levy
Gisèle Grimm ...
Lucienne
Marco Behar ...
Edelman
Monique Bertho ...
Marion
Marc Eyraud
Nina Grégoire
Monique Hennessy ...
Arlette
Edith Loria
Micheline Schererre
Renee Liques
Simone Vannier
Lucienne Marchand
Edit

Storyline

In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans arrive, Barny sends her half-Jewish daughter to live in a farm in the countryside and finds that Sabine's brother has been arrested and sent to a concentration camp. The atheist Barny decides to baptize her daughter to protect her and chooses priest Léon Morin to discuss with him themes related to religion and Catholicism and Léon lends books to her. Barny converts to the Catholicism and becomes closer to Léon, feeling an unrequited desire for him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 September 1961 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Léon Morin, Priest  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,515 (USA) (17 April 2009)

Gross:

$27,005 (USA) (11 September 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2003 re-release) |

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Son of Gascogne (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good actors' performance, if a little didactic !
12 September 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

I discovered this one recently in my local market on a double DVD with a film called "Les Grandes Gueules". It was interesting to see Belmondo in the rôle of a priest and I thought his dialogue and ideas were very convincing indeed ! Emanuelle Riva, I know less but she put in a good performance too. The outcome, nevertheless, is predictable and, as is often the case in French films unfortunately, ends on a pessimistic note ! Although the film is in black and white and from 1961, picture and sound quality are reasonably good. I was most pleased to see Belmondo in this rôle which changes somewhat from stuntman and the usual commissaires de police ! I am moderately religious so was interested in the theme and ideas of the film. That said, on the other hand, to someone who is anti-religion, heathen or atheist, the film might indeed appear uninteresting and boring !


15 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
mesmerising ivyho-1
the 'wider church' chad_son_of_len
Is the Soundtrack available somewhere? Murat-10
Melville a communist? bob998
Criterion Collection to release a DVD/Blu-Ray in July! michaeljbachman
Discuss Léon Morin, Priest (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?