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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

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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Mère Emmanuelle: [to Father Joachim] I almost forgot. No drugs. Only herbs. It's against our rules.
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Underestimated
1 August 2009 | by frobozSee all my reviews

A slow mystery thriller, seriously underestimated. Comments here about plot holes and unresolved issues rather show that some viewers missed clues and did not catch onto what was going on. Very pretty girl playing the twin(s). Ah, what lips. Not by any means a masterpiece, but anyway a great little thriller. At first the movie seemed to be something as rare as a genuine catholic drama, but the various themes were not developed in a religious fashion. Still the same theme appears in dozens of configurations, as if the author was wrestling with the same moral dilemma in ever character and plot structure: helpfulness in it's various guises, sometimes as sacrifice, sometimes as but the false shell of selfishness. This occurs not only in the main characters, but in virtually every minor act too, from journalists over fellow inmates to high priests and nuns. The main characters development is as I mentioned certainly not catholic, rather they discover to abandon the vain failure of self-sacrifice and Samaritan ambitions, and that to do real good you have to accept your own desires.


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