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Lourdes (2009)

 |  Drama  |  17 February 2010 (USA)
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In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

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Christine
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Maria
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Kuno
Elina Löwensohn ...
Cécile
Gilette Barbier ...
Fr. Hartl
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Pater Nigl
Linde Prelog ...
Frau Huber
Heidi Baratta ...
Frau Spor
Hubert Kramar ...
Herr Oliveti
Helga Illich ...
Frau Oliveti
Walter Benn ...
Herr Hruby
Petra Morzé ...
Mother
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Child in Wheelchair (as Orsi Tóth)
Katharina Flicker ...
Sonja
Thomas Uhlir ...
Max
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In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

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€2,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,416 (USA) (19 February 2010)

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£39,511 (UK) (26 March 2010)
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The extras in the film really were pilgrims to Lourdes. See more »

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Musique: Gino De Stefani & Dario Farina
Paroles: Cristiano Minellono (as Christiano Minellono)
Interprètes: Laislavo 'Lado' Kravanja (as Lado) & Léa Seydoux
© Televis Ed. Musicali Srl. / Maialino Ed. Musicali Sri.
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Lourdes is a famous Catholic shrine in France, visited by pilgrims from around the world seeking miraculous cures for serious medical conditions.

Christine(Sylvie Testud) is wheelchair bound due to multiple sclerosis. Although not deeply religious, she decides to try to be healed by divine intervention. After a few days, she slowly is able to get up and walk. Other visitors with much more faith than Christine have philosophical debates on the fairness of it all.

She meets a man while apparently making progress physically, but the budding romance fizzles quickly when the guy proves to be unable to accept her limitations.

A night view of the city with only the faithful holding up candles while Ave Maria plays in the background is simply breathtaking. I am not personally religious, but I grew up Catholic and can appreciate the beauty of the symbolism and message. Jessica Hausner does not preach to the audience at any point, but gives us the opportunity to make up our own minds about faith and belief in miracles. Lourdes is an interesting conversation starter and a good movie.


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