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Diary Of A Country Priest / Journal D'un Cure De Campagne


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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.88 /10
 
Starring
Claude Laydu , Jean Riveyre, Armand Guibert
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Directed by: Robert Bresson
Written by: Robert Bresson , from Georges Bernanos's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1950
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
   
Origin: France
   
Length: 120
 
 


 
A callow young curate dying of cancer (Claude Laydu, pictured) ponders his failures. Doesn't sound like a hit to me, either.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Proof yet again of Bresson's doom-laden genius. This is a film in which everything is going on inside its hero's head, yet all is made abundantly clear to the audience. Through Bresson's artistry, a picture which sounds as if it must be static and depressing turns into an experience which is both moving and life-affirming.

Claude Laydu had never acted before, but gives one of the great screen performances.


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