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Le pacte du silence (2003)

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A priest who is also a doctor investigates the mysterious illness of a young nun who shares a dark secret with her twin sister who is a convicted child murderer.

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Graham Guit

Writers:

Marcelle Bernstein (novel), Rose Bosch (as Roselyne Bosch)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Joachim
Élodie Bouchez ... Gaëlle / Sarah
Carmen Maura ... Mère Emmanuelle
Isaac Sharry ... Morel
Tsilla Chelton ... Mère Joseph
Estelle Larrivaz Estelle Larrivaz ... La soeur archiviste
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... La soeur infirmière
Wojciech Pszoniak ... L'archevêque (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Isabelle Candelier ... La psychiatre
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Marcel
Manuela Gourary Manuela Gourary ... Chantal
Philippe du Janerand ... Chaumelle, le scientifique
Marie-Sohna Condé Marie-Sohna Condé ... Mica (as Marie-Sohna Conde)
Lucie Le Bras Lucie Le Bras ... Gaëlle / Sarah à 14 ans
Charlotte Bonnet Charlotte Bonnet ... Suzanne Chaumelle
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Storyline

Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and physician; he can find no cause for her debilitating abdominal pain. When Sarah and he are transferred to Paris, Joachim looks for Gaëlle, now on probation and finding no respite from society's approbation. An enterprising reporter is digging into Gaëlle's life, the mother superior of Sarah's convent hovers over her, and Joachim investigates the phenomenon of twin's symmetry. Is there any release from the past? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The truth behind the secret is a lie.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Latin | Portuguese

Release Date:

5 March 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pact of Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$598,131
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Joachim: I believe in miracles of faith. The power of the soul over the body, and I believe it's not your body that's suffering right now. You can talk to me.
Gaëlle: The priest or the doctor?
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Much Depardieu about nothing
2 January 2005 | by =G=See all my reviews

In "Le Pacte du silence", Depardieu is a priest and a physician who is sent to tend to a beautiful young nun (Bouchez) who is suffering from abdominal pain. When he finds no cause for the pain and learns the nun's history and order are cloaked in secrecy he becomes suspicious and commits himself to unraveling the mystery behind the nun and her affliction. What ensues is a convoluted mess of a story which involves murder, voodoo, sympathetic physical manifestations, tragedy, and love. Though the film manages to sort itself out in the end and both Depardieu and Bouchez register solid performances, the story is obviously concocted, as difficult to follow as it is to swallow, and not as suspenseful as the musical score would have us believe. A so-so watch now on broadcast which will work best for Depardieu fans into mysteries involving the paranormal. (B-)


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