Diary of a country priest [DVD videorecording] / Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC) ; Janus Films ; producers, Léon Carré, Robert Sussfeld ; writer, Robert Bresson ; director, Robert Bresson.

Contributor(s): Carré, Léon | Sussfeld, Robert | Bresson, Robert | Laydu, Claude, 1927- | Arvel, Léon, 1873-1956 | Balpetré, Antoine, 1898-1963 | Danet, Jean | Etiévant, Jeanne | Guibert, André | Hubrenne, Bernard | Ladmiral, Nicole, 1930-1958 | Lemaire, Martine | Burel, Léonce-Henri, 1892-1977 | Charbonnier, Pierre | Robert, Paulette | Grunenwald, Jean-Jacques, 1911-1982 | Bernanos, Georges, 1888-1948. Journal d'un curé de campagne | U.G.C. (Firm) | Janus Films | Criterion Collection (Firm) | Image Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmFilmLanguage: French Summary language: English Original language: French Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs): v.222.Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : available from Image Entertainment, [2004], c1950Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 0780027817Other title: Journal d'un curé de campagne [DVD videorecording]Uniform titles: Journal d'un curé de campagne (Motion picture) Subject(s): Diaries -- Drama | Priests -- France -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Foreign films -- France.DDC classification: 791.43/72 Production credits: Cinematographer, Léonce-Henri Burel ; art director, Pierre Charbonnier ; editor, Paulette Robert ; original music, Jean-Jacques Grünenwald.Cast: Claude Laydu, Léon Arvel, Antoine Balpêtré, Jean Danet, Jeanne Étiévant, André Guibert, Bernard Hubrenne, Nicole Ladmiral, Martine Lemaire.Summary: A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God.
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DVD, Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono, RSDL dual-layer ed.

French dialogue, English subtitles.

Claude Laydu, Léon Arvel, Antoine Balpêtré, Jean Danet, Jeanne Étiévant, André Guibert, Bernard Hubrenne, Nicole Ladmiral, Martine Lemaire.

Cinematographer, Léonce-Henri Burel ; art director, Pierre Charbonnier ; editor, Paulette Robert ; original music, Jean-Jacques Grünenwald.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.

Based on the novel by Georges Bernanos.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

A new priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his country diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and God.

Special features: audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie; 11 minutes of deleted scenes; new and improved English subtitle translation; new essay by film critic Frédéric Bonnaud; new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound.

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