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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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  (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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Version of Dialogues des Carmélites (1999) (TV)See more »


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La Terreur: a gruesome indictment, 22 August 2002
Author: jgcorrea from Brazil

Cinema has not been insensitive to Georges Bernanos , who ranks alongside with other great Catholic 20th-century writers, most notably Graham Greene, André Gide and Paul Claudel. One of Robert Bresson's masterpieces, 'Mouchette,' was adapted from Bernanos. 'Sous le soleil de Satan' turned out to be another interesting adaptation . But his most famous play is this Dialogue, a period piece which is an eloquent libel against repression on any cult freedom, no matter what kind of creed. Though the picture cannot be compared to the magnificent opera that composer Francis Poulenc extracted from the same text, it does record, with sincerity, the tragic episode when nuns, during the Terror regime, in the French Revolution, willingly became martyrs in the name of Christian faith and freedom of belief. Maybe revolutions cannot help being gruesome, but must they suspend belief beyond the rescue of the soul(s)?

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