Léon Morin, Priest: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1961) / Region A
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Léon Morin, Priest: The Criterion Collection

Jean-Paul Belmondo delivers a subtly sensual performance for the hot-under-the-collar Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, Pere), directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The French superstar plays 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 - 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.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 18 2011
  • Production Year 1961
  • Empire SKU 1572632
  • UPC Code 715515084611
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

French television interview with director Jean-Pierre Melville and actor Jean-Paul Belmondo from 1961
Selected-scene commentary by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
Deleted scenes
Original theatrical trailer
Booklet featuring an essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana and excerpts from Melville On Melville

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W

Cast

Production

  • Georges De Beauregard
  • Carlo Ponti

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