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The Courage to Love (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Romance  -  24 January 2000 (USA)
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In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mother Henriette Delille
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Dr. Gerard Gaultier
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Julie Gaudin
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Marie Alicot
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Father Rousselon
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Cecelia Delille
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Pouponne
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Jean-Baptiste Delille
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ...
Jacques
Graeme Somerville ...
Paul Cartier
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Frank Morgan
Susannah Hoffmann ...
Anne Morgan
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Bishop Blanc
Lise Roy ...
Mother Superior
Raven Dauda ...
Betsie
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In 19th century New Orleans a new class of colored people has arisen. They are creoles, a result of relations between African-Americans and wealthy European people. Children are born, there is love, but marriage is out of the question. Colored people are still not considered equal. Henriette Delille is a very religious creole. The time she has she spends on educating, care and helping out in church. On the day her father Jean-Baptiste leaves her mother Pouponne to marry a white woman, Henriette is supposed to meet her arranged future 'caretaker' Paul Cartier. But she refuses him, defying every tradition and so bringing her mother to madness. She becomes friends with the French doctor Gerard Gaultier. He is in love with her and wants her to move to France, so they can be legally married. Henriette is torn apart by her feelings for Gerard and her devotion to the church. She must choose, but neither choice is going to be an easy one as there are people who greatly disapprove of ... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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In a world of tradition, they dared to break the rules.

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
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I remember this movie.

I didn't exactly know about this movie cause I was 4 when it came out and I'm 17 now. My mom got it from a friend and at first, i had only seen the beginning and never saw it to the end. That is because history movies sometimes gave me a creepy feeling cause it's like I'm going to a time and culture way different from mine and I feel like I'm there in the movie. I later saw the movie when I was older i think like 12 or something. I'VE BEEN IN LOVE WITH THIS MOVIE SINCE AND OFTEN TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT! Vanessa Williams did an awesome job, of course. The costumes, the scenery, the people, everything drew me in. I'm so glad my mom got the movie.


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