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Léon Morin, Priest
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(1961)

In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans arrive, Barny sends her half-Jewish daughter to live in a farm in the countryside and finds that Sabine's brother has been arrested and sent to a concentration camp. The atheist Barny decides to baptize her daughter to protect her and chooses priest Léon Morin to discuss with him themes related to religion and Catholicism and Léon lends books to her. Barny converts to the Catholicism and becomes closer to Léon, feeling an unrequited desire for him.

Runtime:
2:10
Released:
September 22, 1961

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Cast

2wzce3051vejmirp20dve1hbctq Jean-Paul Belmondo Leon Morin
Emmanuelle Riva Barny
Emmanuelle Riva Barny
Irène Tunc Christine Sangredin
Nicole Mirel Sabine Levy
Gisèle Grimm Lucienne
Marco Behar Edelman
Monique Bertho Marion

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Jean-Pierre Melville Director