La vie de Jean-Marie

Peter van Houten Long documentary - 2015 - 166 min.

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Jean-Marie was born the eldest son of a large family. In 1948, his Dutch father bought a mountain in the French Pyrenees, the region where Jean-Marie is now a parish priest. In this feel-good documentary in cinéma-vérité form, the jovial greybeard frankly explains how the rejection by the love of his youth determined his decision to take the cloth. But he still fantasises about love. At the age of 75, he takes a radical decision that leaves everyone baffled.


Director(s) Peter van Houten
Producer(s) Peter van Houten
Production Company
Cilly van der Eerden
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Rut Uijtendaal
Sound Editor
Rut Uijtendaal
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Production Country