Therese (1986)

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The legend of Therese Martin, canonized as a saint and popularly known as "the Little Flower of Jesus," is affectionately related in this 1986 French film. At 15, Therese (Catherine Mouchet) enters the convent, hoping to become a Carmelite nun. While preparing for her life as a "Bride of Jesus," Therese begins keeping a journal, eloquently pouring out her fervent spiritualism between its pages. Her unbending devotion to her calling seems to literally sap her of all strength; in 1897, she dies of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alain Cavalier, Camille de Casabianca
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On DVD: Feb 4, 2003
Runtime:
Circle Releasing Corporation

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Cast


as The Singer

as The Old Woman

as The Cripple

as The Painter

as Gatekeeper

as Picture Framer

as Les Petales

as The Bishop

as Old Man with Flowers

as Convent Doctor

as Aimee's Fiance

as The Young Doctor

as Embroideress

as Young Doctor

as Child in the Chorus
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Critic Reviews for Therese

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Full Review… | November 15, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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October 22, 2004
Arizona Republic
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October 6, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | October 6, 2004
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Therese

Mar 2011 - I suspected my interest in this catholic portrayal of St Therese may have declined after nearly 20 years but it is as fresh as ever. The images are as powerful as the magnificent silence. And so much for Mouchet's face and her amazing portrayal of Therese. The movie concentrates completely on the human relations and emotions and avoids any divine intervention or presence and this makes it more a humanistic drama than it is a religious one.

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