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Le pacte du silence (2003)

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A priest who is also a doctor investigates the mysterious illness of a young nun who shares a dark secret with her twin sister who is a convicted child murderer.

Director:

Graham Guit

Writers:

Marcelle Bernstein (novel), Rose Bosch (as Roselyne Bosch)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Joachim
Élodie Bouchez ... Gaëlle / Sarah
Carmen Maura ... Mère Emmanuelle
Isaac Sharry Isaac Sharry ... Morel
Tsilla Chelton ... Mère Joseph
Estelle Larrivaz Estelle Larrivaz ... La soeur archiviste
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... La soeur infirmière
Wojciech Pszoniak ... L'archevêque (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... La psychiatre
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Marcel
Manuela Gourary Manuela Gourary ... Chantal
Philippe du Janerand ... Chaumelle, le scientifique
Marie-Sohna Condé Marie-Sohna Condé ... Mica (as Marie-Sohna Conde)
Lucie Le Bras Lucie Le Bras ... Gaëlle / Sarah à 14 ans
Charlotte Bonnet Charlotte Bonnet ... Suzanne Chaumelle
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Storyline

Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and physician; he can find no cause for her debilitating abdominal pain. When Sarah and he are transferred to Paris, Joachim looks for Gaëlle, now on probation and finding no respite from society's approbation. An enterprising reporter is digging into Gaëlle's life, the mother superior of Sarah's convent hovers over her, and Joachim investigates the phenomenon of twin's symmetry. Is there any release from the past? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The truth behind the secret is a lie.


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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Latin | Portuguese

Release Date:

5 March 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pact of Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Morel: [to Father Joachim] Beat me up. I don't care. I've waited too long for a story like this. I've emailed it all to my paper. I know about her past and yours. Stop it. I didn't say where you're hiding. But you know the saying 'God is in the details.' Well, I need details. Give me the details, and I'll keep quiet,
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The Pact of the Twins
13 March 2009 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

Films about identical twins are always interesting, especially when they are so gorgeous your two eyes are out on stalks looking both ways at once. Elodie Bouchez is my idea of the kind of twin I would like to have all round me, what a gal! That is the kind of double-vision we would all like to have all the time! In the story, the twins have had a hard time of it, one locked up in prison for a murder ostensibly committed at the age of 14, and the other locked up in a hideously fundamentalist Carmelite nunnery (don't you just hate all that Catholic masochism stuff?) Carmen Maura plays a mother superior who is in love with the twin who is the nun, and she is very convincing. Into this mix steps a priest named Father Joachim, played by Gerard Depardieu. He is extraordinarily good at this, despite the fact that we know in real life he is one of France's leading bon viveurs. Strangely, in this role we do not really expect him to pick up a wine bottle and drink it all in one go, or wipe his lips after having had some snails. Instead, we really believe that he is that ascetic renegade priest 'with a past'. When he gets sacked by the horrible hypocritical Monseigneur, we want to cheer because he is free of the crap and now has time to take more interest in - which twin is it? Well, there's the problem. Even he loses track of which twin it is. Each one feels the other's pain, and there is a strong paranormal element with the story, and the twins are in constant telepathic contact. This is a very intriguing and gripping tale, well made, and with the performances of Elodie Bouchez being so spell-binding (her allure is indefinable, which is what all allure should be, but it has a spiritual dimension) that this is one of those really good gripping French movies that we wish they made so many more of.


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