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The Courage to Love (2000)

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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Mother Henriette Delille
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Dr. Gerard Gaultier
Karen Williams ...
Julie Gaudin
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
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 ...
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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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24 January 2000 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this TV Lifetime Channel movie. Gil Bellows did an excellent job acting, however, his accent was a little off. But a good try. It's refreshing to see Bellows move into other acting venues.

This is basically a tale of one woman's (Vanessa Williams) rebellion against tradition and racism in the south. In a time when it is against the law to marry outside your race, Henriette (Williams), and Gerard (Bellows), fall in love and face trials of the law of the land of the day. They plan on moving to France where Gerard is from, where they can marry without any restrictions. Until Henriette's sister falls sick and they are forced to stay in the states. Henriette starts fighting with all her might for the rights of her people and her place in the church. I don't want to give away the ending so I will end this here.


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