Leon Morin, Priest

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During World War II, Barny, a widow, observes soldiers in Italy as they come to occupied Saint Bernard. She works at a job as a test grader and is secretly in love with her supervisor, Sabine. Barny is faced with the decision of sending her half-Jewish child to live in the country when the Germans arrive. There she discovers Sabine's brother is in a concentration camp. Although Barny is an atheist, she chooses Leon Morin, a priest to baptize her daughter, hoping this will provide protection. The former atheist converts to Catholicism and falls in love with Leon in a classic unrequited love story.

| 1961 | 1 hr 57 min | 7.7/10
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel
Jean-Pierre Melville
Produced By
Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
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Also starring Emmanuelle Riva