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Genre  Drama, Romance
Music director  Martial Solal
Country  France
7.8/10 IMDb

Director  Jean-Pierre Melville
Initial DVD release  July 1, 2011
Language  French
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Release date  22 September 1961 (1961-09-22)
Based on  Leon Morin, pretre  by Beatrix Beck
Writer  Beatrix Beck (novel), Jean-Pierre Melville (screenplay)
Initial release  September 22, 1961 (France)
Cast  Jean-Paul Belmondo (Leon Morin), Emmanuelle Riva (Barny), Irène Tunc (Christine Sangredin), Nicole Mirel (Sabine Levy), Gisèle Grimm (Lucienne), Marco Behar (Edelman)
Similar movies  Related Jean-Pierre Melville movies

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Léon Morin, Priest (French: Léon Morin, prêtre) is a 1961 film directed and scripted by Jean-Pierre Melville, and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Emmanuelle Riva. Belmondo was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor. It is based on the 1952 Prix Goncourt-winning novel The Passionate Heart (French: Léon Morin, prêtre) by Béatrix Beck.


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In a town in the French Alps during the Occupation, Barny (Riva) is a young, wayward, sexually frustrated widow, living with her little girl. She is also a communist militant who long ago decided that the easiest way was the best. One day she enters a church, randomly chooses a priest (Belmondo) to confess to and, while in confessional, attempts to provoke him by criticizing Catholicism. Instead of being affronted, the priest engages her in an intellectual discussion regarding religion. The priest is Leon Morin, young, handsome, smart and altruistic. He invites Barny to continue the conversation outside of confessional. She begins regularly seeing him and is impressed by his moral strength, while he makes it his mission to steer her onto the right path.


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  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Léon Morin
  • Emmanuelle Riva as Barny
  • Irène Tunc as Christine Sangredin
  • Nicole Mirel as Sabine Levy
  • Gisèle Grimm as Lucienne
  • Marco Behar as Edelman
  • Monique Bertho as Marion
  • Home video

    The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray by The Criterion Collection in July 2011.

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