Leon Morin, Priest

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

One of Melville’s war films, the emotionally powerful and Bressonian-spare LEON MORIN is set in a French town under the German Occupation of WWII. Morin is a priest with radical ideas and a predilection for the ladies, especially a young widow under his tutelage. “Miraculous cinema, even for heretics.” Time Out

117 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Italy

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