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Diary of a Country Priest ()

Journal d'un curé de campagne (original title)
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.

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Priest of Ambricourt (Curé d'Ambricourt)
Jean Riveyre ...
Count (Le Comte)
Adrien Borel ...
Priest of Torcy (Curé de Torcy) (as Andre Guibert)
Rachel Bérendt ...
Countess (La Comtesse) (as Marie-Monique Arkell)
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Miss Louise
Nicole Ladmiral ...
Chantal
Martine Lemaire ...
Séraphita Dumontel
Antoine Balpêtré ...
Dr. Delbende (Docteur Delbende) (as Balpetre)
Jean Danet ...
Olivier
Gaston Séverin ...
Canon (Le Chanoine) (as Gaston Severin)
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Femme de ménage
Bernard Hubrenne ...
Priest Dufrety
Léon Arvel ...
Fabregars
Martial Morange ...
Deputy mayor (L'Adjoint)
Gilberte Terbois ...
Mrs. Dumouchel (Mme Dumouchel)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Serge Bento ...
Mitonnet (as Serge Benneteau)
Germaine Stainval ...
La patronne du café (uncredited)
François Valorbe ...
Bit Role (uncredited)

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Robert Bresson

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Georges Bernanos ... (novel)
 
Robert Bresson ... (scenario) (adaptation)

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Jean-Jacques Grünenwald ... (as Jean-Jacques Grunenwald)

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Léonce-Henri Burel ... (as L.H. Burel)

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Paulette Robert

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Pierre Charbonnier

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Robert Turlure

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Léon Carré ... production manager
Robert Sussfeld ... production supervisor
Emil Puet ... production manager (uncredited)
Henry Servet ... unit manager (uncredited)

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Guy Lefranc ... first assistant director

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Paul Colin ... poster designer (uncredited)
Defo ... poster designer (uncredited)

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Alessandro Biancani ... audio restorer
Jean Rieul ... sound

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Roger Corbeau ... still photographer
Robert Juillard ... camera operator
Henri Raichi ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

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Michel Choquet ... general manager
Odette Lemarchand ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

In Ambricourt, an idealistic young Priest (Claude Laydu) arrives to be the local parish priest. He attempts to live a Christ-like life, but his actions are misunderstood. The community of the small town does not accept him, and although having a serious disease in the stomach, the inexperienced and frail priest tries to help the dwellers, and has a situation with the wealthy family of the location. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Diary of a Country Priest (United States)
  • Diary of a Country Priest (World-wide, English title)
  • El diario de un cura de campaña (Spain)
  • Dnevnik seoskog sveštenika (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
  • Papin päiväkirja (Finland)
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  • 115 min
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Trivia Reportedly, director Andrei Tarkovsky's favorite film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Les signes parmi nous (1999). See more »
Quotes [subtitled version]
Countess: Love is stronger than death. Your scriptures say so.
Curé d'Ambricourt: We did not invent love. It has its order, its law.
Countess: God is its master.
Curé d'Ambricourt: He is not the master of love. He is love itself. If you would love, don't place yourself beyond love's reach.
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