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The Suspended Vocation (1978)

La vocation suspendue (original title)
Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.

Director:

Raoul Ruiz (as Raul Ruiz)

Writers:

Pierre Klossowski (novel), Raoul Ruiz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Jérôme #1
Pascal Bonitzer Pascal Bonitzer ... Jérôme #2
Gabriel Gascon ... Le père-confesseur
Maurice Bénichou ... Le membre de la Dévotion #1
François Simon François Simon ... La montagne
Pascal Kané Pascal Kané ... Le membre de la Dévotion #2
Edith Scob ... Angélique #1
Frédérique Meininger ... Mère Angélique #2
Alexandre Tamar Alexandre Tamar ... Le membre de la Dévotion #3
Jean Badin Jean Badin ... L'ami
Françoise Vercruyssen Françoise Vercruyssen ... La femme
Marcel Imhoff Marcel Imhoff ... Le père-maitre #2
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Le père-maitre #1
Daniel Isoppo Daniel Isoppo ... Le frère convers
Gérard Berner Gérard Berner ... Le prieur #2
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Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.

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Nothing to see here...
15 May 2007 | by YxklyxSee all my reviews

I liked Ruiz' Three Crowns of the Sailor enough so I checked this one out. I only watched The Suspended Vocation (and only glanced at the other film after being disappointed with this one). There was really nothing to interest me here. It's a bit like Bresson but with nothing of note visually. The entire movie is just an abstract discussion of religion. The alternation of actors and color/b&w (somewhat like a Bunuel film) meant nothing to me - perhaps there was a deeper meaning to it but I really didn't care. Another film this reminded me somewhat of was The Trial due to the endless soporific dialogue (none of the imagery though - oh no, none of that). Yes, I'd call this one pretentious.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 July 1978 (France) See more »

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The Suspended Vocation See more »

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Mono
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