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Leon Morin, Priest [DVD]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo (BREATHLESS) stars in this film as Leon Morin, a handsome young priest who captures the attention of an attractive and flirtatious young widow named Barny (Riva). A communist and an agnostic, Barny enters Morin's church on a whim one day and engages him in a conversation during which she severely criticizes his faith. Intrigued by his replies, Barny develops a relationship with the priest that both approach with some apprehension, though Morin does what he can to try and set Barny on the right path.
  • Credits
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva
  • Critic Reviews
    "[Melville] deals movingly here with such themes as faith, desire, sacrifice and resistance."
    Sight and Sound

    "[A] strange, often thrilling, always surprising film....The revelation is that resistance here is located in the push and pull between a Roman Catholic priest and one of his female parishioners."
    New York Times

    "[A] fascinating meditation on questions of faith an an unexpected exploration of the psychosexual nature of religious experience..."
    Los Angeles Times

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