I Was a Parish Priest

I Was A Parish Priest

1953 ‧ 1h 36m

  • Initial release
    September 30, 1953
  • Director
    Rafael Gil
  • Music composed by
    Joaquín Rodrigo
  • Screenplay
    Vicente Escrivá
  • Produced by
    Manuel J. Goyanes
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    In Spain, a young parish priest, André (Claude Laydu), is sent by the church to a small mining village, but his determination to bring the word of God to the diocese runs into trouble. Dismayed by the harsh working conditions of the miners, André is also shocked to find bitter class divisions which have led to pockets of hatred and despair. Despite his strong belief that pure religion can guide souls to higher meaning, André finds his own beliefs in the church severely challenged.

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