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I Always Wanted to Be a Saint (2003)

J'ai toujours voulu être une sainte (original title)
"Thereâ€TMs a balance in the world. Itâ€TMs like a boomerang! If I do good around me, nothing bad will ever happen to me. When I do good around me, it always comes back to meâ... See full summary »


Geneviève Mersch

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Credited cast:
Marie Kremer ... Norah
Thierry Lefevre Thierry Lefevre ... Jean-Michel
Jeannine Godinas Jeannine Godinas ... Marthe
Raphaëlle Blancherie Raphaëlle Blancherie ... Françoise
Francisco Pestana Francisco Pestana ... L'avocat
Barbara Roland Barbara Roland ... Elsa
Márcia Breia Márcia Breia ... La grand-mère portugaise
Julien Collard Julien Collard ... Jérémie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camie Boel Camie Boel
Agathe Cornez Agathe Cornez
Laurence De Greef Laurence De Greef
Janine Horsburgh ... Prof d'anglais
Dagmar Jans Dagmar Jans ... Nico Marcuse
Stasia Kremer Stasia Kremer
Bruno Mullenaert Bruno Mullenaert


"Thereâ€TMs a balance in the world. Itâ€TMs like a boomerang! If I do good around me, nothing bad will ever happen to me. When I do good around me, it always comes back to me…" Norah Abandoned in the early months of her life by her mother, Norah, aged 17, lives alone with her father. Norah blames herself for all the worldâ€TMs misfortunes and, particularly, about the death of a rallye pilot, Nico Marcuse, whom she saw the accident on TV. Animated by a deep feeling of guilt, Norah nourishes, since then, a priviliged relationship with Nico Marcuse and implies herself in humanitarian aid. Norahâ€TMs perfectly organized life is turned upside-down the day she meets her maternal grand-mother of whom she ignored the existence. Straight arrived from Portugal, she gives her granddaughter a little inheritance and… her motherâ€TMs address in Switzerland! From mistakes to clumsiness, from confrontations to disappointments, Norahâ€TMs ...

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Belgium | Luxembourg



Release Date:

16 May 2003 (Luxembourg) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Official submission of Luxembourgfor the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. See more »

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The best Luxembourgian film I've seen!
4 November 2003 | by luciensmithSee all my reviews

OK, it's the only one I've seen. But it was a touching coming-of-ageish type story. Guess I was in a sentimental mood when I saw it at the European Union Film Festival at the Kennedy Center. Go see it if you can find it!

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