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Bernadette (1988)

PG | | Drama | January 1989 (USA)
In 1857, an unemployed miller moves his family into grim lodgings; his wife takes in laundry. In February of 1858, at the Massabielle grotto, their 14-year old asthmatic, illiterate ... See full summary »

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Jean-Marc Bory ...
Le curé Peyramale / Father Peyramale
Jean-Marie Bernicat ...
M. Pailhasson
Philippe Brigaud ...
Le docteur Balencie
Claude Buchwald ...
Tante Bernarde
Bernard Cazassus ...
Le cafetier Duran
Alain Christie ...
Le garde-champêtre Callet (as O Alain Christie)
François Dalou ...
Franck Cabot-David ...
Le receveur d'Estrade (as Franck David)
Roland Lesaffre ...
Michèle Simonnet ...
Jean Davy ...
Mgr Laurence Bernard
Bernard Dhéran ...
Arlette Didier ...
Mme Milhet
Michel Duchaussoy ...
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In 1857, an unemployed miller moves his family into grim lodgings; his wife takes in laundry. In February of 1858, at the Massabielle grotto, their 14-year old asthmatic, illiterate daughter, Bernadette, sees a light she later distinguishes as a beautiful young woman. The girl converses with the woman over the next few months. Crowds follow her and people are cured by the waters from a spring Bernadette has cleared. Secular authorities are threatened by the popular gatherings and subject the girl to police inquiry and medical review. The local monsignor is also skeptical, then becomes Bernadette's champion. She maintains her forthright simplicity and untutored wisdom throughout. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Bernadett - Lourdes legendája 1. rész  »

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Until 2009, there was a theater in Lourdes, France, dedicated exclusively to showing this film. Due to distribution conflicts, it is not shown anymore but still available in DVD. See more »

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Version of The Song of Bernadette (1943) See more »

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The second song of Bernadette.
28 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Critically speaking ,this new version of Bernadette Soubirous' s life was greeted with a poor reception in its native France.Coming just after critically-acclaimed Alain Cavalier's "Therese" (de Lisieux) ,the movie got unanimous thumb downs.And yet what can you expect from Jean Delannoy ,Jean Luc Godard's favorite bete noire?This movie seems to have been made a long time ago.Delannoy,however, has always had spiritual concerns (Dieu a besoin des hommes,la symphonie pastorale)and I'm not sure that,at almost 90,he was trying to capitalize on Cavalier's success.

"Bernadette" did not deserve such a harshness.As Delannoy says in the cast and credits ,Bernadette was simplicity itself and that's what we tried to do here.A naive uneducated girl ,her answers to the shrinks ,the priests and the bourgeois were not unlike those of Joan of Arc during her trial:simple but witty.And I dig the last lines (A nun) -C'est ça Bernadette? (the Saint) -Oui,c'est ça!

Jean Delannoy was to continue in the pious vein with "Marie de Nazareth" but that last effort lacks even the humor we find in "Bernadette" and it was a disappointment.


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