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The Confession (2016)

La confession (original title)
In a village in France during the German occupation of World War II, a friendship develops between the new priest and an atheist.


Nicolas Boukhrief
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Léon Morin
Marine Vacth ... Barny Debruycker
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Christine Sangredin
Lucie Debay ... Sabine Gauthier
Amandine Dewasmes Amandine Dewasmes ... Danièle Fouchet
Solène Rigot ... Marion Lamiral
Titus De Voogdt ... Aaron Silman
Nina Boukhrief Nina Boukhrief ... Esther Silman
Gaëtan Lejeune Gaëtan Lejeune ... Monsieur Chamoiseau
Murielle Texier Murielle Texier ... Madame Chamoiseau
Lucas Tavernier ... Capitaine Lommel
Nathalie Laroche Nathalie Laroche ... Mélanie Plantain
Nicolas Robin ... Père Sébastien
Marie-Jeanne Maldague ... Barny Debruycker (âgée)
Sacha Pirlet Sacha Pirlet ... Dimitri


Under the German occupation, in a small French town, the arrival of a new priest arouses the interest of all women... Barny, a young communist and atheist woman, can not however be more indifferent. Driven by curiosity, the young skeptic went to the church in order to challenge this. Written by robincharbonnel

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8 March 2017 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Version of Léon Morin, Priest (1961) See more »

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Inspired, powerful, leaves one wishing for more
19 March 2018 | by Nobody-27See all my reviews

"La Confession" is a film based on a famous book "Passionate Heart" which was already made into a famous film "Léon Morin, prêtre" with J. P. Belmondo. I resisted seeing the original to avoid comparing the two, but now that I have seen Le Confession I firmly intend to watch the one with Belmondo.

La Confession is a story about a priest and people that surround him in his little parish. As it is set in WWII France, there is plenty of opportunity for emotional dialogues and events, and this film has plenty of that. The performances were absolutely impeccable - especially the two leads (And I LOVED the little girl!). However, even with all that, many scenes fail to take the full advantage of the drama that unfolds, and we get mere glimpses of what should have been much more powerful scenes, and in the end - film itself.

There are few loose ends and missed opportunities that if done well would have made this into a great film; but as it is, Le Confession is only good, not great.

Still, I enjoyed it, not only for Marine Vacth's and Romain Duris' performance, but also for the scenery, dialogues and story itself.

La Confession is a decent film that could have and should have been a lot better; it missed the mark by ever so little. Luckily, there is also plenty to enjoy here.

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