Leon Morin, Priest (Special Edition) aka Léon Morin, prêtre

Leon Morin, Priest (Special Edition) aka Léon Morin, prêtre

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Genre: Drama
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Gisèle Grimm, Irène Tunc, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marco Behar, Nicole Mirel
Year: 1961
Format: Blu-ray
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 16-Jul-19
Original Language: French
Studio: Kino Lorber

SKU: KIN23872 Categories: , ,


A 4K Restoration of the Original 128-Minute Director’s Cut! From Jean-Pierre Melville, the legendary director of Bob Le Flambeur, Le Deuxième Souffle, Army of Shadows and Un Flic. Screen legend Jean-Paul Belmondo (Le Doulos) dons clerical robes and delivers a subtly sensual performance as the hot-under-the-collar Léon Morin, a devoted man of the cloth who is the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow—played by Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour)—a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema’s towering virtuosos. Gloriously shot in black-and-white by Henri Decaë (The Sicilian Clan, Viva Maria!).

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