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Diary of a Country Priest

A priest (Claude Laydu) arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The apathetic and hostile rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and from God. With this, his fourth film, Robert Bresson began to implement his stylistic philosophy as a filmmaker, stripping away all inessential elements from his compositions, the dialogue, and the music, exacting a purity of image and sound.

Year: 1950
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, French Cinema, Best of the 1950s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Martin's Favourites
Country: France
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Claude Laydu, Antoine Balpetre, Gaston Severin
Duration: 115 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
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