Gerard Depardieu is the self-abasing curate tortured by questions about his role in God's plan — before an encounter with a material Satan touches off a powerful revelation. At the crux of his vision is Sandrine Bonnaire, the madly profligate sylph whose fate ruptures in a blast of gunpowder and the slash of a razor. As events unfurl, Maurice Pialat himself provides witness as the seasoned cleric who pronounces the words: "God wears us down"
Good but dull
- Under the Satan's Sun review by JD
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The plot is very philosophical and complex but the dialogues are very abstract. Maybe it is easier to follow them for a French speaking audience. Maybe it is not a good translation but the long, loose structured and esoteric dialogues are just too difficult. The plot is not dramatic and relies on suspense. I could not watch it to the end. For those who like religious symbolism and tortured souls it may appeal, for those who just think Gerard is a good actor get another.