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The Suspended Vocation (1978)
"La vocation suspendue" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  27 July 1978 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Didier Flamand ...
Jérôme #1
Pascal Bonitzer ...
Jérôme #2
Gabriel Gascon ...
Le père-confesseur
Maurice Bénichou ...
Le membre de la Dévotion #1
François Simon ...
La montagne
Pascal Kané ...
Le membre de la Dévotion #2
Angélique #1
Mère Angélique #2
Alexandre Tamar ...
Le membre de la Dévotion #3
Jean Badin ...
Françoise Vercruyssen ...
La femme
Marcel Imhoff ...
Le père-maitre #2
Jean Lescot ...
Le père-maitre #1
Daniel Isoppo ...
Le frère convers
Gérard Berner ...
Le prieur #2


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15 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked Ruiz' Three Crowns of the Sailor enough so I checked this one out. I only watched The Suspended Vocation (and only glanced at the other film after being disappointed with this one). There was really nothing to interest me here. It's a bit like Bresson but with nothing of note visually. The entire movie is just an abstract discussion of religion. The alternation of actors and color/b&w (somewhat like a Bunuel film) meant nothing to me - perhaps there was a deeper meaning to it but I really didn't care. Another film this reminded me somewhat of was The Trial due to the endless soporific dialogue (none of the imagery though - oh no, none of that). Yes, I'd call this one pretentious.

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