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Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (2004)

The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lindsay Younce ...
Therese Martin
Leonardo Defilippis ...
Louis Martin
Patti Defillipis ...
Zeli Martin
Melissa Sumpter ...
Young Therese
Richelle Dodson ...
Young Celine
Clara Defilippis ...
Young Pauline
Mary Helen Owen ...
Young Marie
Mary Defilippis ...
Young Leonie
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Celine Martin
Linda Hayden ...
Pauline Martin
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Marie Martin
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Leonie Martin
Judith Kaplan ...
Mother Marie de Gonzague
Samantha Kramer ...
Sister Augustine
Lois Oberdrof ...
Sister St. Pierre
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The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times. Written by Luke Films, Inc.

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Ordinary girl. Extraordinary soul.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements
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Release Date:

29 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Thérèse  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$357,000 (USA) (1 October 2004)

Gross:

$101,944 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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1.66 : 1
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A story that is strange to us now
18 February 2006 | by (Fairfield, CT) – See all my reviews

Watch this movie if you are already interested in the life of St. Therese of Lisieux and are curious to see a representation of it on film. There is no pretense of cinematic excellence here. The movie is not entertainment in the true sense. It's almost like a page of the famous compendium "Lives of the Saints" come to life on screen.

Moreover, the story of St. Therese may already be a bit distant to 21st century viewers, though she is a modern saint. St. Therese represents turn of the 20th century piety and devotion that probably seems quite strange to many of us today. The story would probably be most strange to non-catholics, still a bit foreign to less pietistic catholics, but probably closer to home to catholics who practice devotions such as to the Sacred Heart or the Child Jesus.

I had always associated St. Therese with a sort of saccharine sweet piety, but watching this film showed a different side and made me admire her deep humility, a virtue that is truly strange to us now.


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