• 2009
  • France
  • 1h 45min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Written by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: Julie Sokolowski, Yassine Salime, Karl Sarafidis
  • UK release: 17 February 2012

Twenty-year-old Catholic virgin and theology student Céline (Sokolowski) is so excessively pious that her mother superior dismisses her from the convent; she then encounters a volatile Muslim teenager (Salime) and his fundamentalist brother (Sarafidis). Dumont's elliptical, typically uncompromising drama patiently builds to a climactic act of rain-drenched salvation.

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