Anne-Marie, a well–off young woman, decides to become a nun, joining a convent that rehabilitates female prisoners. Through their program, she meets a woman named Thérèse who refuses any help because she says she was innocent of the crime for which she was convicted. After being released from prison, Thérèse murders the man she feels is responsible for her imprisonment and comes to seek sanctuary from the law in the convent. Anne-Marie clashes with her sisters and elders over her zealousness to reform Thérèse, who manipulates and antagonizes her.
Director: Robert Bresson. AKA Angels of Sin.
Writers: Robert Bresson (scenario), Raymond Leopold Bruckberger (scenario), Jean Giraudoux (dialogue).
Stars: Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Sylvie, Marie-Hélène Dasté, Yolande Laffon, Paula Dehelly, Mila Parély, Silvia Monfort, Louis Seigner, Gilberte Terbois, Georges Colin, Geneviève Morel, Christiane Barry, Jean Morel.
Thank you for sharing this little known gem of French cinema with English speakers!
I love Robert Bresson and this first film of his is truly underrated.
Always interesting to watch Vichy France material.
A superb movie! Fascinating to see this earliest work of the great Bresson.