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Anthracite (1980)

In a Jesuit secondary school , the headmaster imposes an iron discipline on the unfortunate students.Enter Father Godard who believes in Christian love .

Director:

Edouard Niermans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Cremer ... Le préfet des études
Jean Bouise ... Le recteur
Jean-Pol Dubois Jean-Pol Dubois ... Anthracite
Jérôme Zucca Jérôme Zucca ... Pierre
Jean-Pierre Bagot Jean-Pierre Bagot ... Le professeur de gymnastique
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Le concierge
Jenny Clève ... La mère supérieure
Maria Machado ... La mère
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Le surveillant
Pierre Baldini Pierre Baldini ... La cuisinier
Guy Dhers Guy Dhers ... Le père de l'élève
Bernard Léonard Bernard Léonard ... Ver au cul
Emilien Rex Emilien Rex ... Le professeur de chant
Firmin Seigre Firmin Seigre ... Gilbert
Louis Castelyn Louis Castelyn ... Un prêtre
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"Anthracite" (aka "this age without pity," a much better title) takes place in a Jesuit secondary school where the headmaster imposes an iron discipline on the unfortunate students.Enter Father Godard who believes in Christian love .Like Luis Bunuel's Nazarin ,"Anthracite" wants to be a martyr and he quickly becomes the punching bag of both the students and the teachers.He tries to make friend with Pierre,a sensitive secret child.This age knows no pity:the priest is dismissed and beaten black and blue by his former students ,Pierre being the harshest. Written by dbdumonteil

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catholic | boarding school | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 August 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthracite - cet âge est sans pitié See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rush Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This age without pity.
26 June 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is the dark side of schmaltzy weepies such as "dead poets society"or "les choristes". Now completely forgotten,"Anthracite" (aka "this age without pity, a much better title) takes place in a Jesuit secondary school where the headmaster imposes discipline on iron on the unfortunate students.Enter Father Godard (no relation with Jean -Luc) who believes in Christian love ,in a way Bunuel's "Nazarin" (1958) did.The movie has bunuelian accents.Like Nazarin ,"Anthracite" wants to be a martyr and he quickly becomes the punching bag of both the students and the teachers.He tries to make friend with Pierre,a sensitive secret child.

This age knows no pity:the priest is dismissed and beaten black and blue by his former students ,Pierre being the harshest.This is not a nice movie.Outside Bunuel,Niermans the director regains the absolute blackness of Julien Duvivier.

It's not easy to find,but if you can find it,do not think twice.


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