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L'apparition (2018)

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A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary.

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Xavier Giannoli

Writers:

Jacques Fieschi (collaboration), Xavier Giannoli (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vincent Lindon ... Jacques Mayano
Galatéa Bellugi Galatéa Bellugi ... Anna
Patrick d'Assumçao Patrick d'Assumçao ... Père Borrodine
Anatole Taubman ... Anton Meyer
Elina Löwensohn ... Docteur de Villeneuve
Claude Lévèque Claude Lévèque ... Père Gallois
Gérard Dessalles Gérard Dessalles ... Stéphane Mornay
Bruno Georis ... Père Ezéradot
Alicia Hava Alicia Hava ... Mériem
Candice Bouchet Candice Bouchet ... Valérie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie-Hélène Aubert Marie-Hélène Aubert ... Soeur suite Anna
Aurore Broutin Aurore Broutin ... Cécile
Geoffroy De La Taille Geoffroy De La Taille ... Pèlerin
Sandrine Ferraro ... Pèlerine
Pierre Glénat Pierre Glénat ... Pélerin
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Storyline

Jacques "Vincent Lindon" is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, who recruit him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small French village-a true canonical investigation. Upon his arrival, he meets the young novitiate Anna, who claims to have personally witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Shes garnered an impressive following in the village but is torn between her faith and the many solicitations she receives. Confronted with opposing views from clergy members and skeptics, Jacques finds his belief system profoundly shaken as he works to uncover the hidden motivations and pressures at work. Written by Music Box Films

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Official Sites:

unifrance (fr)

Country:

France | Belgium | Jordan

Language:

French | Italian | German | English

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La aparición See more »

Filming Locations:

Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,830, 9 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,985, 8 November 2018
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Curiosa Films,Gabriel,Proximus See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by the true story of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes. A young girl who, in the age of 14, had all together 18 apparitions of Virgin Mary in the late 1850s. Today Lourdes is visited by 5 million Catholics a year, and several miracles have taken place. See more »

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A Deal with Chaos
Composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
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Slow, overrated but still a little interesting
4 September 2018 | by vcj-deenSee all my reviews

It started strong but it was quite slow in the buildup. An interesting subject and the end was predictable. It seems that they try to be artistic.


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