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Léon Morin, Priest

Léon Morin, prêtre

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
France, 1961


Jean-Paul Belmondo dons clerical robes and delivers a subtly sensual performance for the hot-under-the-collar Léon Morin, Priest, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, about a devoted man of the cloth who is the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France.

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Léon Morin, Priest Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1961 | Winner: Award of the City of Venice

BAFTA Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Brussels Film Festival

2017 | Retrospective

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