Under the Sun of Satan

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Sous le Soleil de Satan
(Under the Sun of Satan)
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original film poster
Directed by Maurice Pialat
Produced by Claude Abeille
Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Written by Georges Bernanos (novel)
Sylvie Danton
Maurice Pialat
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Sandrine Bonnaire
Maurice Pialat
Music by Henri Dutilleux
Cinematography Willy Kurant
Edited by Yann Dedet
Release dates 2 September 1987
Running time 93 minutes
Country France
Language French

Under the Sun of Satan (French language: Sous le soleil de Satan) is a 1987 French film directed by Maurice Pialat.[1]

It is based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Georges Bernanos, and tells the story of a devout priest who becomes involved with a murderess. The film won the Palme d'Or prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. The film had 815,748 admissions in France.[2]


Dossignan (Gérard Depardieu) is a very zealous rural priest. The dean Menou-Segrais (Maurice Pialat) tries to keep him reasonable. But Dossignan will be tempted by Satan, then will try to save the soul of Mouchette, a young girl who killed one of her lovers. A movie around God's grace and mysticism.



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