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Ainsi soient-ils 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2012– )
Political intrigue surrounding a Paris Capuchin monastery describes only one aspect of "Ainsi Soient-ils (Churchmen)". It's not overly melodramatic, and, while respecting the core ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Julien Bouanich Julien Bouanich ...  Yann Le Megueur 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Samuel Jouy Samuel Jouy ...  José Del Sarte 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Thierry Gimenez Thierry Gimenez ...  Père Bosco / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Clément Manuel Clément Manuel ...  Guillaume Morvan 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Jean-Luc Bideau ...  Père Fromenger / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Nicolas Beaucaire Nicolas Beaucaire ...  Père Valéry / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2015
Céline Cuignet Céline Cuignet ...  Soeur Antonietta / ... 20 episodes, 2012-2015
Clément Roussier Clément Roussier ...  Raphaël Chanseaulme / ... 17 episodes, 2012-2015
Gauthier Baillot Gauthier Baillot ...  Père Devernis 17 episodes, 2012-2015
Jacques Bonnaffé ...  Monseigneur Poileaux 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ...  Père Abel / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2015
David Baïot David Baïot ...  Emmanuel Charrier 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Guy Denize Guy Denize ...  Père Cheminade 16 episodes, 2012-2014
Jacques Develay Jacques Develay ...  Père Legouvier 16 episodes, 2012-2014
Christophe Grégoire Christophe Grégoire ...  Père Soubiran / ... 10 episodes, 2012-2015


Political intrigue surrounding a Paris Capuchin monastery describes only one aspect of "Ainsi Soient-ils (Churchmen)". It's not overly melodramatic, and, while respecting the core humanitarianism of Christianity, it pulls no punches lambasting church hierarchy. The series follows the lives of five seminarians and the power struggle between the seminary head and his superiors in Rome, as well as the dissonance of a medieval religious institution in a modern, secular society. Written by Miriam Solon

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10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Many paths to the Seminary
9 November 2014 | by georgioskarpouzasSee all my reviews

I am writing here a review for season one only. I have read about the series in French newspapers and I found the theme original and interesting so I decided to buy the DVDs' of the first season. I was not disappointed. The acting is good and the topics treated deal with major issues of life choices and moral dilemmas that befall most people in modern society. The characters of the young seminarians, for the series has as heroes young people training for the Roman Catholic priesthood in contemporary Paris, are all singular in the sense that are all characters with particular problems instead of adhering to an average mundane grey conformity. Each of them has a particular personal drama to overcome in his path to Christian formation. Their superiors in the Seminary or in the Vatican are also colorful personalities. They are all subject to normal human temptations to which they often succumb. The production is relatively rich. If you are interested in moral dilemmas in a modern setting and not very touchy in your religious sensibilities you must watch Ainsi soient-ils.

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