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Lourdes -- 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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  (in credits order)

Sylvie Testud ... Christine

Léa Seydoux ... Maria

Bruno Todeschini ... Kuno
Elina Löwensohn ... Cécile
Gilette Barbier ... Fr. Hartl

Gerhard Liebmann ... 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

Orsolya Tóth ... Child in Wheelchair (as Orsi Tóth)
Katharina Flicker ... Sonja
Thomas Uhlir ... Max
Martin Thomas Pesl ... Frank
Gerith Holzinger ... Malteserin (as Gerith Alice Holzinger)
Karoline Kuchar ... Malteserin
Birgit Langer ... Malteserin
Maria Lassl ... Malteserin
Stefan Lirsch ... Malteser
Uta Ohrner ... Malteserin
Josef Prenner ... Malteser
Andrea Schlor ... Malteserin
Renate Summer ... Malteserin
Adolf Tax ... Malteser
Theresia Wegmann ... Malteserin
Gertrude Baumgartner ... Pilgerin

Aurelia Burckhardt ... Nonne
Barbara Chobola ... Pilgerin
Florian Heinz Dubois ... Pilger
Martin Habacher ... Pilgrim
Angelo Kreuzberger ... Pilger
Armand Lenaerts ... Pilger
Hermine Popper ... Pilgerin
Mike Tennison ... Pilger

Irma Wagner ... Pilgerin
Ernestine Winter ... Pilgerin
Jackie Wulf ... Pilger
Bernadette Schneider ... Hospitaliere
Robert Brun ... Le médecin
Pierre-Emmanuel Finzi ... Assistant du médecin
Elisabeth Kervarrec ... La secrétaire
Jacky Pratoussy ... Jean-Pierre Bely (as Jacques Pratoussy)
Laislavo 'Lado' Kravanja ... Chanteur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Mahony ... Priest in white with Monstrance (as His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony)

Directed by
Jessica Hausner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jessica Hausner  writer

Produced by
Philippe Bober .... producer
Martin Gschlacht .... producer
Susanne Marian .... producer
Cinematography by
Martin Gschlacht 
Film Editing by
Karina Ressler 
Casting by
Markus Schleinzer 
Production Design by
Katharina Wöppermann 
Art Direction by
Dietlind Rott 
Costume Design by
Tanja Hausner 
Makeup Department
Loli Avellanas .... hair stylist
Frédéric Balmer .... special makeup effects artist
Maya Benamer .... makeup artist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Silvia Pernegger .... makeup artist
Martha Ruess .... makeup artist
Production Management
Nathalie Aubaret .... assistant unit manager
Niki Brechelmacher .... unit manager
Sylvie Duluc .... unit production manager
Laurence Farenc .... production manager
Melani Murkovic .... unit manager
Tolke Palm .... post-production supervisor
Thomas Pascher .... unit manager
Bruno Wagner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valentin Hinz .... assistant director
Georg Mayrhofer .... assistant director
Art Department
Anjo de Marignan .... property master: outdoor
Sebastian Thanheiser .... property master: outdoor
Stephan Würzl .... property master: indoor
Sound Department
Uwe Haussig .... sound (as Uve Haussig)
Daniel Iribarren .... adr editor
Jörg Klinkenberg .... foley artist
Matthias Lempert .... sound re-recording mixer
Bernhard Maisch .... sound re-recording mixer
Erik Mischijew .... sound designer
Matz Müller .... sound editor
Christoph Oertel .... foley mixer
Michael Reuter .... sound mixer
Matthias Schwab .... adr editor
Visual Effects by
Matthias Albrecht .... digital effects editor
Matthias Albrecht .... visual effects editor
Markus Bäuerle .... digital lab supervisor
Sebastian Göhs .... digital colourist
Mirko Ilowski .... visual effects
Michael Krocan .... visual effects
Ruth Raatz .... color timer
Niklaas Warda .... title design
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Bertin .... electrician
Rainer Fritz .... digital imaging technician
Stefan Ludescher .... key grip (as Stephan Ludescher)
Werner Stibitz .... gaffer
Nino Volpe .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Felipe Salazar .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Véronique Gely .... set costumer
Moana Stemberger .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ivar Beer .... head of digital film lab
Sebastian Gassner .... sales manager film lab
Ute Lingner .... film lab manager
Stefan Müller .... managing director film lab
Gabriela Schultze .... sales manager film lab
Other crew
Géraldine Bajard .... script editor
Jean-Baptiste Filleau .... continuity
Heidi Lacroix .... production coordinator
Melani Murkovic .... assistant to producers
Felipe Salazar .... assistant location manager
Anna-Katharina Wohlgenannt .... production assistant
Jacques Perrier .... special thanks: Archevêgue de Tarbes tet Lourdes (as Monseigneur Perrier)

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The extras in the film really were pilgrims to Lourdes.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, 20 May 2012
Author: billcr12 from United States

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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