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The Unfrocked One

Le défroqué

Directed by Léo Joannon
France, 1954


Cast out by his church, former priest Maurice delights in mocking the traditions and credos of Catholicism. Even so, young Gerard becomes convinced that Maurice has never truly lost his calling. Becoming a priest himself, Gerard devotes his life to bringing Maurice back into the fold.

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The Unfrocked One Directed by Léo Joannon

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1954 | 2 wins including: Bronze Bear

1954 | Special Mention: OCIC Award

BAFTA Awards

1957 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

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