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Marie's Story (2014)

Marie Heurtin (original title)
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Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Soeur Marguerite
Ariana Rivoire ...
Marie Heurtin
Brigitte Catillon ...
La Mère supérieure
Noémie Churlet ...
Soeur Raphaëlle
Gilles Treton ...
Monsieur Heurtin
Laure Duthilleul ...
Madame Heurtin
Martine Gautier ...
Soeur Véronique
Patricia Legrand ...
Soeur Joseph
Sonia Laroze ...
Soeur Elisabeth
Valérie Leroux ...
Soeur Blandine
Fany Buy ...
Soeur Marthe
Noémie Bianco ...
Soeur Anne
Eline De Lorenzi ...
Soeur Clothilde
Tiphaine Rabaud Fournier ...
Soeur Marie-Ange
Sandrine Schwartz ...
Soeur Sandrine


Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

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deaf mute | deaf blind | blind | mute | nun | See All (45) »


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

12 November 2014 (France)  »

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Marie's Story  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,595 (USA) (29 May 2015)


$11,720 (USA) (26 June 2015)

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1.85 : 1
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Beautiful and heart warming film
13 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Writer (with Phillipe Blasband) and Director Jean-Pierre Améris has created a stunning film that speaks about people born with disabilities and how in the case of this character those people often become significant contributors to our understanding of humanity at its most sensitive. Based on a true story the film is radiant in both the acting and the extraordinary setting in which the story is presented.

The synopsis outlines the message very succinctly:' At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie (Ariana Rivoire), who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins (Gilles Treton and Laure Duthilleul) send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré in a luminous performance) sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. The film recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.'

A sensitive film, rich in message and in visual realization, this is one of those quiet, uplifting films – especially made for those who tire of the deluge of killing/action/crash/apocalyptic/undead films that assault our senses. Highly Recommended.

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