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Soeur Sourire

Director: Stijn Coninx
Adapted from the true story of the Belgian nun Jeanine Deckers (1933-1985), who became a big star in 1961. She composes the song Dominique and it becomes a world hit. But the church uses her to revive its declining image. Fortified by her success, the nun abandons her convent life and tries her fortune. The film portrays the sixties through this most unlikely of superstars.


Production company
Kaap Holland Film B.V.
Distributor NL
Just Bridge
Title: Soeur Sourire
Year: 2009
Duration : 2 hours
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

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