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The Resource Léon Morin, prêtre., Rialto Pictures ; Studio Canal ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France ; Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard présentent ; adaptation et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville

Léon Morin, prêtre., Rialto Pictures ; Studio Canal ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France ; Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard présentent ; adaptation et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville

Label
Léon Morin, prêtre.
Title
Léon Morin, prêtre.
Statement of responsibility
Rialto Pictures ; Studio Canal ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France ; Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard présentent ; adaptation et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville
Title variation
Léon Morin, priest
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Composer
Director
Performer
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
Summary
Life during wartime is not simply men shooting at one another, but also women tending to their children. The widow Barny is one, an office worker in a rural village in occupied France, whose child's father was a Jewish man. When genial Italians occupy the village, all is well. Then the Nazis arrive, round up and shoot the Italians, and get down to the business of rounding up Jews. Barny has her daughter baptized as a Catholic for legal certification--and also sends her to hide on a farm in the country. A communist, she takes out her anger at this subterfuge by arguing with the priest, the young Father Morin. The priest and the widow begin a series of spiritually-cum-sexually-charged dialogues. Barny's crush on Father Morin offers a place for the film to examine religious conviction, while exploring the philosophy of belief and its meaning in everyday struggle
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Henri Decaë ; music, Martial Solal ; harmonica, Albert Raisner ; production design, Daniel Gueret, Robert Christides ; editors, Jacqueline Meppiel, Nadine Marquand, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In French, with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PQ2603.E368
LC item number
L42 1961b
PerformerNote
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel, Gisèle Grimm, Marco Béhar, Monique Bertho, Marc Heyraud, Nina Gregoire, Monique Hennessy, Cédric Grant, George Lambert, Marielle Gozzi, Patricia Gozzi, Gérard Buhr, Howard Vernon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1917-1973.
  • 1912-2007
  • 1933-
  • 1938-1972.
  • 1924-2005
  • 1928-1988
  • 1914-1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Melville, Jean-Pierre
  • Ponti, Carlo
  • Beauregard, Georges de.
  • Belmondo, Jean-Paul
  • Riva, Emmanuèle.
  • Tunc, Irène
  • Mirel, Nicole.
  • Grimm, Gisèle.
  • Béhar, Marco.
  • Bertho, Monique.
  • Eyraud, Marc
  • Grégoire, Nina
  • Hennessy, Monique.
  • Grant, Cédric.
  • Lambert, George.
  • Gozzi, Marielle.
  • Gozzi, Patricia.
  • Buhr, Gérard
  • Vernon, Howard
  • Solal, Martial.
  • Raisner, Albert.
  • Beck, Béatrix
  • Rialto Pictures LLC
  • Studio Canal
  • Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
117
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
572
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Widows
  • Priests
  • Man-woman relationships
  • France
Technique
live action
Label
Léon Morin, prêtre., Rialto Pictures ; Studio Canal ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France ; Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard présentent ; adaptation et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Béatrice Beck
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1961
  • Special features: Featurettes: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Pierre Melville (5 min.) (1961); Selected-scene commentary by Ginette Vincendeau (35 min.); Deleted scenes (4 min.); Original theatrical trailer (3 min.); Booklet includes the essay "Life during wartime" by Gary Indiana and "Melville on 'Léon Morin, priest'" (1970), an interview excerpt from "Melville on Melville."
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- A distant war -- Sabine -- A hasty baptism -- Inadvertent absolution -- Citizen-priest, comrade-father -- The dot and the circle -- The French race -- Spiritual adviser -- Little France -- No hard feelings -- "I'm converted" -- Blinded by jealousy -- A country priest's maid -- Change in atmosphere -- A happy childhood -- A stimulating sermon -- As a wife? -- Just one time -- Like a dead branch -- Virgin territory -- Miracles for heretics -- Color bars
Control code
1326142
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Isbn
9781604654561
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515084710
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2038D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1326142
  • (OCoLC)740925785
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC ; Dolby digital mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.66:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Léon Morin, prêtre., Rialto Pictures ; Studio Canal ; Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France ; Carlo Ponti, Georges de Beauregard présentent ; adaptation et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Béatrice Beck
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1961
  • Special features: Featurettes: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Pierre Melville (5 min.) (1961); Selected-scene commentary by Ginette Vincendeau (35 min.); Deleted scenes (4 min.); Original theatrical trailer (3 min.); Booklet includes the essay "Life during wartime" by Gary Indiana and "Melville on 'Léon Morin, priest'" (1970), an interview excerpt from "Melville on Melville."
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening credits -- A distant war -- Sabine -- A hasty baptism -- Inadvertent absolution -- Citizen-priest, comrade-father -- The dot and the circle -- The French race -- Spiritual adviser -- Little France -- No hard feelings -- "I'm converted" -- Blinded by jealousy -- A country priest's maid -- Change in atmosphere -- A happy childhood -- A stimulating sermon -- As a wife? -- Just one time -- Like a dead branch -- Virgin territory -- Miracles for heretics -- Color bars
Control code
1326142
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Isbn
9781604654561
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515084710
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2038D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1326142
  • (OCoLC)740925785
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC ; Dolby digital mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.66:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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