Thérèse (1986)

 |  Drama  |  17 December 1986 (USA)
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The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hélène Alexandridis ...
Aurore Prieto ...
Clémence Massart-Weit ...
Prioress (as Clémence Massart)
Sylvie Habault ...
Nathalie Bernart ...
Mona Heftre ...
Marie - une religiause (as Ghislaine Mona)
Beatrice De Vigan ...
Jean Pélégri ...
The father
Pierre Baillot
Pierre Maintigneux ...
Convent Doctor
Jean Pieuchot ...
The Bishop
Guy Faucon ...
Aimee's Fiancé
Armand Meppiel ...
The Pope
Joël Lefrançois ...
The Young Doctor


The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain modern language. A sense of angelic simplicity comes across without fancy lights, choirs, or showy miracles. Written by Molly Malloy

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French visa # 60947 delivered on 17-7-1986. See more »


Version of Saint Theresa of Lisieux (1938) See more »


Execepts from works by Jacques Offenbach and Gabriel Fauré
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Outstanding Film
15 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film starring Catherine Mouchet, (St. Therese of Lisieux) who wanted at a very early age to become a Nun and was refused by her own Priest and clergy of her faith. Therese also went to the Pope and was declined and had to wait for about two years. This film shows the deep love Therese had for her Lord and other sister's whom she pours her heart and soul into helping others. There is a grave illness that Therese develops and she refuses to take any medicine for the pain and suffering and prays constantly to her Lord and Savior. Great look into the life of a young girl who wanted nothing else in life but to become a loving person for others.

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