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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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When the script for Lourdes (2009) first landed on Sylvie Testud's desk, her initial reaction was that she didn't want to do anything that might involve her playing a nun or taking easy potshots at religion. She instantly changed her mind after reading the script.See more »
Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639See more »


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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Miracles do exist, 3 August 2010
Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden

A girl with MS can't move her body, except for the face muscles. She goes to Lourdes, the place of miracles. She's not just tired of her life, she's of course also envious about life of others.

Usually, it's obvious there on the screen you shall look. Not here. Long takes, many extras, everybody make their moves and everybody is interesting, although you may forget them for a while, watching others.

Quietly, so many believable emotions are to be found here. Jealousy, slight passion, hopes, disappointments. And after a while you're not watching, you're among these pilgrims, and although you've never been in this environment, you recognize everything. And Sylvie Testud is superb.

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