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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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9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Thérèse
Hélène Alexandridis ...
Lucie
Aurore Prieto ...
Céline
Clémence Massart-Weit ...
Prioress (as Clémence Massart)
Sylvie Habault ...
Pauline
Nathalie Bernart ...
Aimes
Mona Heftre ...
Marie - une religiause (as Ghislaine Mona)
Beatrice De Vigan ...
Singer
Jean Pélégri ...
The father
Pierre Baillot
Pierre Maintigneux ...
Convent Doctor
Jean Pieuchot ...
The Bishop
Guy Faucon ...
Aimee's Fiancé
Armand Meppiel ...
Joël Lefrançois ...
The Young Doctor
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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 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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Awards: Silver Hugo (Chicago Film Festival, 1986); and KRO Film Prijs (Rotterdam Film Festival, 1986). See more »

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Version of Procès au Vatican (1952) See more »

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Execepts from works by Jacques Offenbach and Gabriel Fauré
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Only for Jansenists
14 December 2002 | by (Noisy le sec, France) – See all my reviews

I'm a believer, but that one is really too much for me. "Thérèse" might be the most boring film ever made. One might say that subject is not precisely a cheerful one, and that it's all interiority, but Cavalier plays it too austere, mistaking Ste Thérèse for Jansenius. There must be a way to show faith on the screen other than Hollywood or Robert Bresson.


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