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Under The Sun of Satan

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Donissan, a mediocre seminarian, haunted by Evil and the failure of his divine mission, mortifies his body and is unable to establish any rapport with his parishioners. Until the day the abbot meets young Mouchette, who has just committed a mortal sin. Based on Georges Bernanos's (DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST) novel, this unforgettable drama earned director Pialat a Palme d'Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

  • DirectorMaurice Pialat
  • Runtime: 1 hr 37 min
  • StudioCohen Media Group
  • QualityHD
  • Starring Gérard Depardieu Sandrine Bonnaire

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Under The Sun of Satan
C McGhee
A Fool for Satan's Light

A movie based on the Roman Catholic clergy & one would therefore believe the beliefs of that faith. Yet if that is true the title is wrong. Satan has never had a 'sun' & never will according to Christian beliefs. Although he does have the power to transform himself into an 'angel of light' & it would seem that this is what the title refers to. A technical difference you might say but the title should read 'Distortions Seen When Satan Is Your Eyes Source of Light'.This show starts out with a Priest that has been under Satan's sway for sometime. I know that the popular vision is that ...

Under The Sun of Satan
technoguy
Great film of faith made by non-believer

Father Donissan(Depardieu) starts work as a priest in a new parish,feeling unworthy of the role,plagued by self-doubts.The director,Maurice Pialat,plays the canon, Megrou-Segrai,his superior.He reassures Donissan,that although he has not the same intelligenceand discipline,the Holy Spirit has a role for him,"the spirit of strength is within you".Donissan "must climb to where God sees you or be lost".Alone in his room,he beats himself with a chain,tortured by questions about his role in God's plan.He says he would rather be sent to a trappist monastery in a humbler role.He disapproves of the canon's laxity and indulgence while looking to him for mentoring.Mouchette(Bonnaire) a young girl of 16,is aware of her power to ...

Under The Sun of Satan
Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela
An admirable masterpiece!

The excel Spanish essayist, Ortega y Gasset said once. "The words are logarithms of things, images, ideas and thoughts, and so, just can be used like signs of values, and never like values."This clever reflection has to do with this remarkable movie, an extraordinary and superb dramatis personae narrated in four movements, will make us to reflect around multiple issues in this confrontation between moral, ethics, good and evilness, faith and hesitation.First movement: we realize about the tormented tribulations of a priest, who lives oppressed by the miseries of human condition, are mirrored through a zealous script based on Bernanos' novel.Second movement: we have Mouchette, a sixteen years ...

Under The Sun of Satan
A difficult but rewarding film.

This is certainly a difficult film, requiring both considerable concentration and familiarity with the less sunny, more tortured aspects of Catholic theology. The main character is a simple but saintly priest who is painfully aware of the sway that evil holds over the world and whose desire to liberate other souls from the clutches of the devil is so overwhelming that he is prepared to give his own soul in exchange. The paradox is that for this priest the devil is very real and tangible (he even dreams he encounters him in the form of a traveller while walking through the ...

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