Diary of a Country Priest Poster

Release Date: 1950

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
An inexperienced, sickly priest (Claude Laydu) shows up in the rural French community of Ambricourt, where he joins the community's clergy. But the locals don't take kindly to the priest, and his ascetic ways and unsociable demeanor make him an outcast. During Bible studies at the nearby girls school, he is continually mocked by his students. Then his attempt to intervene in a family feud backfires into a scandal. His failures, compounded with his declining health, begin to erode his faith.

Cast: Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre, Nicole Ladmiral, Nicole Maurey, Rachel Bérendt, Martine Lemaire, Antoine Balpêtré, Adrien Borel

Director: Robert Bresson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)

Keywords: Fall, School, Moving, 1950s, Doctor, Transformation, France, Daughter


Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1953)