Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.


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  • Claude Laydu in Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Claude Laydu in Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Nicole Ladmiral and Jean Riveyre in Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Adrien Borel and Claude Laydu in Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Claude Laydu in Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Nicole Ladmiral and Claude Laydu in Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

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Director:

Robert Bresson

Writers:

Georges Bernanos (novel), Robert Bresson (scenario)

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17 July 2005 | phoeniks-1
8
| Doubt of the soul
That Robert Bresson's (1907-1999) films is somewhat hard to digest must be the understatement of the century. But for those who feel entangled in the most profound questions of the human existence, this movie must seem like a harrowing thriller! All others will probably be more or less indifferent to the escapades of a young priest in a small french village. Bresson's movies are among the most unique in the history of motion pictures; they are like nothing else I have ever seen and the themes are somewhat innovative. That is, the storyline are simple, but in all his films he deals with tormented people and the main theme seems to be the search for freedom and the futile battle against the human conditions. In a sense he is the most pessimistic of all directors, not only the french, but in a strange way he is perhaps the one that is closest to the truth and to life itself.

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