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Le franciscain de Bourges (1968)

The story of priest Alfred Stanke, interned by the Gestapo of Bourges in 1944-45.

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara

Writers:

Jean Aurenche (adaptation), Jean Aurenche (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hardy Krüger ... Le frère Alfred Stanke
Béatrix Dussane Béatrix Dussane ... La dame élégante
Jean-Pierre Dorat Jean-Pierre Dorat ... Marc Toledano (as Jean-Pierre Dora)
Gérard Berner Gérard Berner ... Yves Toledano
Jacques Ferrière Jacques Ferrière ... Monsieur Desgeorges
Claude Vernier Claude Vernier ... Schulz
Annick Allières Annick Allières ... Madame Desgeorges
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... L'abbé Barret
Nicole Chollet Nicole Chollet ... Clara
Denis Develoux Denis Develoux ... Serge
Jacques Echantillon Jacques Echantillon
Bruno Garcin Bruno Garcin
Jean-Pierre Hercé Jean-Pierre Hercé ... Jean-Pierre
Ramón Iglesias Ramón Iglesias ... Paoli (as Ramon Iglesias)
Sylvain Joubert Sylvain Joubert ... Lucien
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The story of priest Alfred Stanke, interned by the Gestapo of Bourges in 1944-45.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 March 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Franciscan of Bourges See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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A saint in Hell.
28 July 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Those were the dark hours of the Occupation in France .The sinister Gestapo was torturing prisoners -some of whom were still almost children-in a jail where a German priest was trying to ease their terrible pain.This man was a Franciscan Brother (hence the title) but he was above all a man for whom all are brothers .

This is German actor Hardy Kruger's lifetime part.He gives a restrained performance but he makes us feel his sympathy for these suffering people.As he is fluent in French,it's his voice we hear in this French movie.

Claude Autant- Lara ,who had tackled a highly topical subject at the beginning of the sixties (conscientious objection ,"tu ne tueras point"),made another courageous movie with "le Franciscain de Bourges":the French audience,twenty years after WW2,was perhaps not ready to learn that among devils there might have been good men.

This is a true story.It was filmed where the events happened.Hardy Kruger refused any fee for his extremely moving part of Alfred,a saint in a living hell.


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