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The Novena (2005)
"La neuvaine" (original title)

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Jeanne
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François
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Marie-Josée Bastien ...
Bénévole refuge
Claude Binet ...
M. Tremblay
Luc Bourgeois ...
Urgentologue
Lise Castonguay ...
Thérèse
Richard Champagne ...
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Pierre Collin ...
Prêtre confident
Benoît Dagenais ...
Docteur Langlais
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Mari de Lise
Raoul Desmeules ...
Un aide
Muriel Dutil ...
Mère de Jeanne
Denise Gagnon ...
Grand-mère
Amélie Grenier ...
Femme du refuge
Éveline Gélinas ...
Jeune mère qui témoigne
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Good movie but a little slow
6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Élise Guilbert is fascinating as Jeanne and Patrick Drolet delivers a fine performance as François in this very serious and somber drama but I found how the way they came together to be a little implausible. I got the St.Anne-grandmother-savior parallel connection right away in the film and felt it was unnecessary for the film to point out it out to me later on in the film. I found myself predicting the ending about halfway through the film. This movie is really slow in parts that seem to drag on. The script is a little weak as is the dialog. I liked the story and the premise of the film but felt it could have been done a little differently. I would rate it a 6.5 or possibly a 7.0 but wouldn't go out of my way to see it twice.


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