The Unfrocked One

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The Unfrocked One

The Unfrocked One

Release Date: February 26, 1954

Year    :   1954
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Société Française de Cinématographie (SFC), Gaumont
Director    :   Léo Joannon
Producers    :   Alain Poiré, Roger de Broin, Roger Ribadeau-Dumas, Jean Le Duc
Writers    :   Denys de La Patellière, Roland Laudenbach, Léo Joannon
RunTime    :   107 mins.

Pierre Fresnay plays the title character in Le Defroque (The Defrocked One). Cast out by his church, former priest Maurice (Fresnay) delights in mocking the traditions and credos of Catholicism. Even so, young Gerard (Pierre Trabaud) becomes convinced that Maurice has never truly lost his calling. Becoming a priest himself, Gerard devotes his life to bringing Maurice back into the fold. Things don't turn out quite as Gerard hopes, however; he has not reckoned with the possibility that Maurice may have been driven into insanity by his raging self-hatred.


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