Rent Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

3.9 of 5 from 87 ratings
1h 55min
Rent Léon Morin, Priest (aka Leon Morin, Pretre) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
In a town in the French Alps during the Occupation, Barny (Emmanuelle Riva) is a young, wayward, sexually frustrated widow, living with her little girl. She is also a communist militant who long ago decided that the easiest way was the best. One day she enters a church, randomly chooses a priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) to confess to and, while in confessional, attempts to provoke him by criticizing Catholicism. Instead of being affronted, the priest engages her in an intellectual discussion regarding religion. The priest is Leon Morin, young, handsome, smart and altruistic. He invites Barny to continue the conversation outside of confessional.
She begins regularly seeing him and is impressed by his moral strength, while he makes it his mission to steer her onto the right path.
Actors:
, , , Nicole Mirel, , Marco Behar, Monique Bertho, , Nina Grégoire, , Edith Loria, Micheline Schererre, Renée Liques, , , Nelly Pitorre, Ernest Varial, , Cédric Grant,
Directors:
Producers:
Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Béatrix Beck, Jean-Pierre Melville
Aka:
Leon Morin, Pretre
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/03/2003
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Introduction and Audio Commentary on Selected Scenes by French Cinema Expert Ginette Vincendeau
  • Video Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schlondorff
  • Cast/Crew Info
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/12/2017
Run Time:
128 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

Rent other films like Léon Morin, Priest

Found in these customers lists

Reviews (1) of Léon Morin, Priest

excellent - Léon Morin, Priest review by PE

Spoiler Alert
10/12/2018

This film must rate as one of the most sophisticated pieces of intellectual insight coupled with deft story-telling that I have seen. The acting is good, the portrayal of the German occupation pitched perfectly and the portrayal of a woman battling the times and her own sexuality hauntingly beautiful.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month