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Hadewijch 2009


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Hadewijch 2009 12

105 mins France Director. Bruno Dumont

Céline, a young novice nun, is rejected by her convent as is attracted by the conviction and charisma of a Muslim religious teacher and activist in this provocative drama from Bruno Dumont (Camille Claudel 1915).

Recalling the work of Robert Bresson, Hadewijch is an uncompromising film with an ending that will provide much debate among viewers. Exploring the themes of city and country, faith and fanaticism, it’s a unique and powerful study.

Directed by

Bruno Dumont


Brigitte Mayeux-Clerget

David Dawaele

Yassine Salim

Karl Sarafidis

Julie Sokolowski




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12 Contains infrequent strong language







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