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Diary of a Country Priest


Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel, Rachel Bérendt View All


Robert Bresson (Director), Robert Bresson (Writer) View All

Release: Feb. 7th, 1951
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
An inexperienced, sickly priest shows up in the rural French community of Ambricourt, where he joins the community's clergy. But the locals don't take kindly to the priest, and his ascetic ways and unsociable demeanor make him an outcast. During Bible studies at the nearby girls school, he is continually mocked by his students. Then his attempt to intervene in a family feud backfires into a scandal. His failures, compounded with his declining...
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There's a long French tradition of the poverty striken country priest in his mildewed, patched vestments which match the austerity of his surroundings - French people would recognise him immediately.


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