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Ainsi soient-ils 

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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The Churchmen See more »

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the life of Church
14 January 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

one of admirable contemporary series. for the honest manner to present the not comfortable life of five young seminarians. for the precise exam of challenges who defines the activity of Catholic Church in new century. and, sure, for the clash between Vatican and French clergy. it is a sensitive story who presents temptations and errors and regrets, courage and the admirable beauty of vocation and life of Church. it is a subtle fresco of the meet between tradition and present, the right reflection about the need of love, certitude, faith and the perception of world, the other and yourself through the lens of religious faith. the air of each season is the most precious thing. and the basic motif to see a series with impeccable construct of characters and story, proposing questions , proposing sketches of solutions and examining the role of the Church in a high provocative context.

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