Léon Morin, Priest

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Léon Morin, Priest

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Léon Morin, Priest

Release Date: September 21, 1961

Year    :   1961
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Genres    :   Romance, Drama
Production Companies    :   Rome Paris Films, Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica
Director    :   Jean-Pierre Melville
Producers    :   Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard
Writers    :   Jean-Pierre Melville, Béatrix Beck
RunTime    :   117 mins.

The widow Barny lives in Nazi-occupied France, looking after her half-Jewish daughter in a small village. When the Germans arrive, she decides to baptize her and chooses priest Léon Morin to do so. After spending some time with him, the relationship with her confessor turns into a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. 

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