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Thérèse (1986)

A story of life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Director:

Alain Cavalier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Mouchet ... Thérèse
Hélène Alexandridis Hélène Alexandridis ... Lucie
Aurore Prieto Aurore Prieto ... Céline
Clémence Massart-Weit Clémence Massart-Weit ... Prioress (as Clémence Massart)
Sylvie Habault Sylvie Habault ... Pauline
Nathalie Bernart Nathalie Bernart ... Aimes
Mona Heftre Mona Heftre ... Marie - une religiause (as Ghislaine Mona)
Beatrice De Vigan Beatrice De Vigan ... Singer
Jean Pélégri Jean Pélégri ... The father
Pierre Baillot Pierre Baillot
Pierre Maintigneux Pierre Maintigneux ... Convent Doctor
Jean Pieuchot Jean Pieuchot ... The Bishop
Guy Faucon Guy Faucon ... Aimee's Fiancé
Armand Meppiel Armand Meppiel ... The Pope
Joël Lefrançois ... The Young Doctor
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Storyline

The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain modern language. A sense of angelic simplicity comes across without fancy lights, choirs, or showy miracles. Written by Molly Malloy

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Drama

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Trivia

Awards: Silver Hugo (Chicago Film Festival, 1986); and KRO Film Prijs (Rotterdam Film Festival, 1986). See more »

Connections

Version of The Vow (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Execepts from works by Jacques Offenbach and Gabriel Fauré
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A touch of heaven
18 September 2020 | by wesleycbeuclerSee all my reviews

As a lover of saints and cinema, I seek out films with true depictions of holy personages. This one takes the cake. Cavalier himself called it a documentary. The auspiciousness of saint Theresé is channeled and caught in every artistic detail for 90+ minutes of immortal artwork.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thérèse See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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