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1 June 1960 (Italy) See more »
This is about the execution of 21 carmelite nuns in the latter stages of the terror during the French Revolution. | Add synopsis »
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 (From The Guardian - TV News. 11 August 2011, 4:07 PM, PDT)

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Film, Book and Opera are based on a Gertrud von le Fort Novel See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jeanne Moreau ... Mère Marie de l'Incarnation

Alida Valli ... Mère Thérèse de Saint-Augustin

Madeleine Renaud ... La première prieure

Pascale Audret ... Soeur Blanche de l'Agonie du Christ (Blanche de la Force)

Pierre Brasseur ... Le commissaire de la République

Jean-Louis Barrault ... Le mime

Anne Doat ... Soeur Constance de Saint-Denis (Marie-Geneviève Meunier)
Georges Wilson ... L'aumônier du Carmel
Pierre Bertin ... Le marquis de la Force

Claude Laydu ... Le Chevalier de la Force

Judith Magre ... Rose Ducor
Simone Angèle ... Soeur Agnès (as Simone Angele)
Pascale de Boysson ... Soeur Cécile
Jacqueline Dane ... Soeur Gabrielle
Paula Dehelly ... Soeur Catherine
Hélène Dieudonné ... Soeur Jeanne de la Divine Enfance (as Helene Dieudonne)
Yvette Etiévant ... Soeur Lucie, la tourière (as Yvette Etievant)
Anouk Ferjac ... Soeur Gabrielle
Sophie Grimaldi ... Soeur Anne de Jésus
Lydia Lester ... Soeur Gertrude

Margo Lion ... Soeur Saint-Louis
Nicole Polack ... Soeur Charlotte
Hélène Vallier ... Soeur Agathe
Lucien Arnaud ... Le cocher
Camille Guérini ... Docteur Javeline, le médecin du Carmel (as Camille Guerini)
Renaud Mary ... Fouquier-Tinville
Lucien Raimbourg ... Le commissaire -adjoint
Albert Rémy ... Un sans-culotte (as Albert Remy)

Daniel Ceccaldi ... L'officier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Franca Bettoia ... Une carmélite (uncredited)
Pascal Mazzotti ... (uncredited)
Claire Olivier ... Une carmélite (uncredited)
Julien Verdier ... (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Philippe Agostini 
Raymond Leopold Bruckberger  (as R.L. Bruckberger)
Writing credits
Gertrud von Le Fort (novel "La Dernière à l'echafaud")

Georges Bernanos (play)

Raymond Leopold Bruckberger (screenplay and adaptation) (as R.L. Bruckberger) and
Philippe Agostini (screenplay and adaptation)

Produced by
Jules Borkon .... producer
Original Music by
Jean Françaix 
Cinematography by
André Bac 
Film Editing by
Gilbert Natot 
Production Design by
Maurice Colasson 
Set Decoration by
Albert Volper 
Costume Design by
Anne-Marie Marchand 
Makeup Department
Marc Blanchard .... key hair stylist
Jean Paul Ulysse .... key makeup artist (as Jean-Paul Ulysse)
Production Management
Margot Capelier .... unit manager
Pierre Laurent .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernand Marzelle .... assistant director
Art Department
Jean Forestier .... assistant art director
Jacques Paris .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Antoine Archimbaud .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Castagnier .... assistant camera
Jean-Louis Castelli .... still photographer
Valery Ivanow .... assistant camera
Jean-Marie Maillols .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Zay .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Colette Leloup .... assistant editor
Music Department
René Alix .... choir master
Marc Lanjean .... musical director
Other crew
Richard Balducci .... press agent
Emmett Lavery .... authorisation (as Me Emmet Lavery)
Madeleine Santucci .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Carmelites" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"Dialogue with the Carmelites" - International (English title) (literal title)
"I dialoghi delle Carmelitane" - Italy
"Assim Deus Mandou" - Brazil
"De sorte slør" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Diálogo das Carmelitas" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Diálogos de Carmelitas" - Spain (imdb display title)
"Dialogi karmelitanek" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Dialogoi Karmelitisson" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"El diálogo de las Carmelitas" - Argentina
"I revolutionens skugga" - Sweden
"La última al cadalso" - Uruguay
"Las Carmelitas" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Las carmelitas" - Argentina
"Opfergang einer Nonne" - West Germany
"Vallankumouksen varjossa" - Finland
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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Movie Connections:
Version of Dialogues of the Carmelites (1984) (TV)See more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Film, Book and Opera are based on a Gertrud von le Fort Novel, 9 September 2005
Author: m_imdb-209 from Germany

Please note that movie, book and opera are based on the Novel "Die Letzte am Schafott" ("The Last at the Scaffold" or "The Song at the Scaffold") by Gertrud von le Fort.

The German writer and poet lived from 1876 until 1971. She has written many books (for details check

Some of her other works have also been rewritten as movies or theatre plays, e.g. "Das Schweigen am Himmel" by Dallmayr, which you can also find in the IMDb database. This film is based on her book "Am Tor das Himmels".

If you liked the movie - as I am sure you undoubtedly will - you may want to check for a performance of the opera. Not surprisingly, this opera is staged quite often.

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