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 »
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
Jean Doucet is a popular schoolmaster teaching in a small town in Normandy. At least he was... Until the day one of his pupils, Catherine Roussel, a garage owner's daughter, accuses him of ... See full summary »
After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. At the beginning of her marriage to Bernard, the only... See full summary »
Marc, a young snake expert, works at a museum in Geneva. He loves snakes, to the point that he owns many and even takes a bath with his huge pet python. He meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »
In the First World War, when Paris is expected to fall to the Germans, the attractive widow, Princesse de Bormes, organises a convoy of cars to evacuate the wounded from the front, and ... See full summary »
Burned-out, over-the-hill actor Giovanni returns to Bologna for the funeral of his twin, Pippo, a wealthy suicide unlucky in love. The family tells Pippo's mother it was an accident, but ... See full summary »
This complex and puzzling French drama walks the fine wavering line between the fictional and the very real as it tells the tale of a strangely erotic event in the life of a little girl and... See full summary »
The Passion of Bernadette is coming in English--but it's much better in French with the English subtitles. Ignatius Press is selling the movie in the U.S. for the first time. The dub is uneven and the acting isn't as good as the French language performance by Sydney Penny, who learned French to play Bernadette in the first movie, Bernadette. This is a great way to learn the accurate story, with some funny stuff too, of Bernadette's life as a religious in the convent. It is a good spiritual and historical experience because Delannoy stuck to historical documents and made the film from his admiration of the actor. BTW, Delannoy is Protestant but this is the story of a Catholic saint to whom Mary appeared...
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