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Lourdes (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 February 2010 (USA)
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In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

Director:

Jessica Hausner

Writers:

Géraldine Bajard (dramaturgy), Jessica Hausner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvie Testud ... Christine
Léa Seydoux ... Maria
Bruno Todeschini ... Kuno
Elina Löwensohn ... Cécile
Gilette Barbier ... Fr. Hartl
Gerhard Liebmann ... Pater Nigl
Linde Prelog Linde Prelog ... Frau Huber
Heidi Baratta Heidi Baratta ... Frau Spor
Hubert Kramar Hubert Kramar ... Herr Oliveti
Helga Illich Helga Illich ... Frau Oliveti
Walter Benn Walter Benn ... Herr Hruby
Petra Morzé ... Mother
Orsolya Tóth ... Child in Wheelchair (as Orsi Tóth)
Katharina Flicker Katharina Flicker ... Sonja
Thomas Uhlir Thomas Uhlir ... Max
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In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Austria | France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miraklet i Lourdes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,932,862
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When the script for Lourdes (2009) first landed on Sylvie Testud's desk, her initial reaction was that she didn't want to do anything that might involve her playing a nun or taking easy potshots at religion. She instantly changed her mind after reading the script. See more »

Soundtracks

O sacrum convivium
Interprète: Frédéric Dupuy
Orgue: Jean-Paul Lecot
Chef de choeur : Antoine Penet
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Monsieur Frédéric Dupuy, chef de choeur et chantre des Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
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The perfect balance of vinegar and olive oil
6 October 2016 | by michaelgfalkSee all my reviews

That was George Martin's description of Lennon and Maccartney's songwriting partnership: Maccartney provided the olive oil, and Lennon the vinegar. The balance is just as perfect in this movie, which manages to capture the temple of crass which is Lourdes, without ridiculing the faith that leads people to revere it. It is a quiet movie, with little dialogue, and frequent recurring motifs—religious services, visits to the grotto, Lourdes water in ghastly containers. The little cast of characters is superb, and there are no weak performances here.

If I had one criticism, it's that the movie is sometimes too subtle for its own good. Occasionally, I like to be told what I'm watching and why it's significant. Perhaps this is my own crudeness. Nevertheless a brilliant movie, that made me chuckle and yet moved me.


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