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Act of the Heart (1970)

GP  -  Drama  -  25 November 1970 (USA)
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A woman's peculiar religious convictions lead her on a self-destructive path.

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Complete credited cast:
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Martha Hayes
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Father Michael Ferrier
Monique Leyrac ...
Johane Foss
Sharon Acker ...
Adele
Eric House ...
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Ratch Wallace ...
Diedrich
Billy Mitchell ...
Russell Foss
Gilles Vigneault ...
Coach Ti-Jo
Jean Dalmain ...
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Claude Jutra ...
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François Tassé ...
Party
Jean Duceppe ...
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Martha Hayes, a woman fanatically devoted to Jesus Christ, ekes out a meager existence in Montreal, Canada. As a singer in an Anglican Church choir, Martha meets and is fascinated by Father Michael Ferrier, an Augustinian monk who's the guest conductor for an interfaith concert. How far is Martha willing to go to show her devotion to God? Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Three faces of Love ... None of them could comfort her for more than a moment! See more »

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25 November 1970 (USA)  »

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Acte du coeur  »

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CAD 450,000 (estimated)
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A young and beautiful Genevieve Bujold falls victim to her own religious convictions
24 November 2003 | by (Ottawa, Ont.) – See all my reviews

This one is really hard to find, so if you've managed to get ahold of it kudos. Donald Sutherland and Genevieve Bujold are absolutely great in this as a young priest and commited choir girl. Paul Almond does a really nice job of easing into their growing and confusing relationship, which really picks up as the narrative unfolds in unlikely ways by the third act.

You really have to watch this whole movie before you form an opinion on it, and if you miss the last shocking 30 seconds then you'll probably have a low opinion of this movie. This one really need to be re-released on DVD (or at least video besides at the National Archives!) so it can get an audience.


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