The Suspended Vocation

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The Suspended Vocation
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Written by Raúl Ruiz
Pierre Klossowski
Starring Didier Flamand
Cinematography Maurice Perrimond
Sacha Vierny
Edited by Valeria Sarmiento
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Suspended Vocation (French: La vocation suspendue) is a 1978 French drama film directed by Raúl Ruiz.[1][2] It is an adaptation of the 1950 novel of the same name by Pierre Klossowski.


The film centers on a Dominican Christian Monk named Jerome and his interactions with other higher ups within the church. Ruiz’s intention was to reflect the ideological arguments that plagued left wing politics of the era.


Further reading[edit]

  • Goddard, Michael (Author); The Cinema of Raul Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies. Wallflower Press.


  1. ^ "Le Cinéma de Raoul Ruiz: La vocation suspendue". Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: La vocation suspendue". NY Retrieved 2009-10-26. 

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