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Soeur Sourire ()


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A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.

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Jeannine Deckers (as Cécile De France)
Sandrine Blancke ...
Annie
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La mère supérieure
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Françoise
Jo Deseure ...
Gabrielle Deckers
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Lucien Deckers
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Antoine Brusson
Christelle Cornil ...
Soeur Christine
Fabienne Loriaux ...
La maîtresse des novices
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Pierre
Philippe Résimont ...
Pollet
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Père Jean
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La doyenne des Dominicaines
Bernard Eylenbosch ...
Père Dubois
François Beukelaers ...
L'évêque
Marcel Dossogne ...
Le cardinal
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Soeur Suzanne
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Soeur Irène
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Soeur Claire
Ruud Gielens ...
Le guide des scouts
Aline Bosuma ...
Soeur Mathilde (as Aline Bossuma)
Catherine Claeys ...
La mère d'Annie
Jean-Marc Favorin ...
Eric Destal
Jean-Philippe Lejeune ...
Propriétaire magasin Philips
Jean-Pierre Denuit ...
Avocat Philips
Max Rensonnet ...
Vendeur disquaire
Bashkim Topojani ...
Photographe Philips
Ted Fletcher ...
Tod Peterson
Ashley Peeler ...
Interprète Tod Peterson
Marie Lecomte ...
Secrétaire Philips (as Marie Leconte)
Serge Swysen ...
L'homme du Soir
Valérie D'Hondt ...
Réceptionniste hôtel
Pascal Gruselle ...
Patron 1ere salle Montréal
Philippe Langlois ...
Patron 2e salle Montréal
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L'huissier
Thomas Delvaux ...
Etudiant Louvain 1
Lola Hella ...
Etudiante Louvain 2
Marilyn Hella ...
Etudiante Louvain 3
Guillaume Kerbush ...
Etudiant Louvain 4
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Etudiant Louvain 5
Chloé Petit ...
Etudiante Louvain 6
Julien Vargas ...
Etudiant Louvain 7
Gérald Purnelle ...
Professeur Louvain
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Animateur radio 1
Sylvain Daï ...
Animateur radio 2
Aurore Latour ...
Nonne couvent
Inès Stevens ...
Nonne couvent
Séverine Lecocq ...
Nonne couvent
Catherine Jaumotte ...
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Sybille Nicolas ...
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Nicole Gérardy ...
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Rita Tailfer ...
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Anne-Marie Van Brussel ...
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Christine Moreau ...
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Michèle Daix ...
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Adèle Van Rossem ...
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Colette Huque ...
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Stéphanie Mangez ...
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Véronique Boisnard ...
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Maryvonne Durieux ...
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Linda Vincart ...
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Emilie Saitas ...
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Irène Guiot ...
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Pascale Kinanga ...
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Claire Frogneux ...
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Rita Polet ...
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Joëlle Jonet ...
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Christiane Dorval ...
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Tamara Louis ...
Nonne couvent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sébastien Beckers ...
Canadian boy (uncredited)
Aurélien Fauconnier ...
A Nun's Cousin (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stijn Coninx

Written by

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Stijn Coninx ... (screenplay)
 
Ariane Fert ... (screenplay)
 
Chris Vander Stappen ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Peter Bouckaert ... co-producer
Brigitte Germain ... associate producer
Éric Heumann ... producer (as Eric Heumann)
Marc Sillam ... producer

Music by

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Bruno Fontaine

Cinematography by

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Yves Vandermeeren

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Julie Brenta ... sound editor
Philippe Ravoet

Editorial Department

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Ornella Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Frederic Jupin ... digital conformation
Raymond Terrentin ... colorist
Thomas Vanthuyne ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Patrick Hella

Production Design by

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Arnaud de Moleron

Costume Design by

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Christophe Pidre
Florence Scholtes

Makeup Department

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Catherine Bruchon ... makeup department head
Frank Van Wolleghem ... hair stylist
Céline Vh ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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Julie Bon ... assistant production manager
Cyrille Bragnier ... production manager
Philippe Groff ... unit production manager
Sophie Hossard ... assistant production manager
Véronique Marchand ... post-production manager
Antonin Silliau ... assistant production

Art Department

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Samia Al Kayar ... assistant set designer
Clément Chapelle ... set dresser
Caroline Chevallereau ... assistant property master
Séverine Closset ... property master
Damien Fleury ... assistant art director
Amandine Grafé ... graphic designer
Sven Haerden ... carpenter
François Lefebvre ... standy props
Dominique Pirson ... painter
Valérie Vernier Ricordeau ... chief painter

Sound Department

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Julien Baissat ... assistant foley artist
Philippe Baudhuin ... re-recording mixer
Mathilde Cousin ... foley editor
Pascal Dedeye ... foley artist
Christophe Gagnot ... post-production sound
Aline Gavroy ... foley re-recording mixer
Marc Mnémosyne ... sound mix technician

Special Effects by

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Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Émilie Feret ... visual effects coordinator
Anita Lech ... digital artist (as Anita Lech Bedez)

Stunts

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Olivier Bisback ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Manu Alberts ... steadicam
Gauthier Berlaimont ... electrician
Olivier Cazzitti ... electrician
Julien Lambert ... assistant camera
Nicolas Lemoine ... grip
Jean-Claude Lother ... still photographer
Vincent Piette ... gaffer
Hugo Renard ... grip
Olivier Servais ... assistant camera
Xavier Servais ... best boy grip
Stéphane Thiry ... key grip

Casting Department

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Michaël de Nijs ... extras casting
François Parascan ... assistant casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Natasha Francotte ... wardrobe supervisor
Lise Lejeune ... wardrobe
Gaëtane Paulus ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Luis Iglesias Alvarez ... location assistant
Julien Denis ... location assistant
Philippe Groff ... location scout
Roger Schins ... location scout
Philippe Toussaint ... location scout

Music Department

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Benjamin Caillaud ... music editor
Christian Chevalier ... music clearance
Cecile Coutelier ... music assistant engineer
Stéphane Reichart ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Philippe Bonsang ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Jan De Coninck ... film printing
Guillemette Guyot ... assistant administrator
Eric Jooris ... legal counsel
Roger Schins ... researcher
Pierre Selinger ... attorney

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Soeur Sourire is a moving story based on the life of a fascinating historic figure, Jeannine, a young Belgian girl who joined the convent and became a star in 1961 when she composed and sang the hit Dominique, nique, nique... The tragedy experienced by this young woman, who adopted the stage name Soeur Sourire, has everything to do with love. Jeannine Deckers desperately tries to give others the love she never received from her hard-hearted mother. She becomes attached to Annie, but when the latter tries to get closer, she runs. She dreams of moving away to far places, to Africa. When the situation at home becomes unbearable, she feels that joining a convent is the only way out. Life in the convent is hard for the young, passionate woman, but also gives her moments of joy she had never had before. She composes Dominique and is used by the church in an attempt to rejuvenate its waning image. The song becomes a hit all over the world. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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Also Known As
  • Sister Smile (World-wide, English title)
  • Sister Smile (United States)
  • Soeur Sourire - Die singende Nonne (Germany)
Runtime
  • 120 min
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Budget EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

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