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Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
"Sous le soleil de Satan" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  10 February 1989 (USA)
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Dossignan is a very zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young ... See full summary »

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Donissan
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Menou-Segrais
Alain Artur ...
Cadignan
Yann Dedet ...
Gallet
Brigitte Legendre ...
La mère de Mouchette
Jean-Claude Bourlat ...
Malorthy
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
Le maquignon
Philippe Pallut ...
Le carrier
Marcel Anselin ...
Mgr Gerbier
Yvette Lavogez ...
Marthe
Pierre D'Hoffelize ...
Havret (as Pierre d'Hoffelize)
Corinne Bourdon ...
La mère de l'enfant
Thierry Der'ven ...
Sabroux
Marie-Antoinette Lorge ...
Estelle
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Dossignan is a very zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young girl who killed one of her lovers. A film about God's grace and mysticism. Written by Yepok

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When the movie was announced as the winner of the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (with the jury declaring that it was an unanimous vote), the audience whistled when the director Maurice Pialat was on his way to the stage to receive the award. Pialat's response to this was to raise his fist, replying: "If you don't like me, I don't like you either". See more »

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Intermezzo de la Symphonie No. 1
Musique: Henri Dutilleux
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Direction: Serge Baudo
édition Amphion
enregistrement H.M.C. 5159 Harmonia Mundi
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Very difficult film 5/10
31 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Smart, challenging, ultimately unsuccessful film that wowed viewers at Cannes. The film has exquisite acting and some brilliant scenes, but it's too convoluted to make any kind of impact on the viewer. Gerard Depardieu shines in his difficult role as does Sandrine Bonnaire.

The best scene in the film is when Depardieu comes across Satan -- chilling.


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