During World War II, Italian soldiers are occupying Saint Bernard, a small French community. Through trying to help and save her young daughter, Emmanuelle Riva wants her to learn about the Bible and get her baptized. She goes to Leon Morin, because out of two choices, she liked his name better. But soon, she herself is immersed in a world she didn't expect. Jean-Paul Belmondo is the priest whose faith is tested when through meetings with her, listening to her confessions, and giving her lessons, they soon develop feelings for each. I was a little wary of this film, because I had seen a film director Melville made with Alain Delon that was about criminals. That was a disappointment for me, but "Leon Morin, Priest" was not. Anyone of faith who loves foreign films would love this as they discuss philosophy and religion. This is a very personable film. The viewer will have very strong feelings about it, loving it or hating it. The lovely Riva is exquisite as the subdued yet emotional young lady and Belmondo gives a respectful, restrained performance as well. If you're in the mood for a provocative and intelligent foreign film, this is one experience you will never forget.