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Mérette

Mérette
Anne Bos

Anne Bos

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Mérette de Potins
Age: 10 years old

 

Mérette

1981
Rating: 8.9 (13 votes)
Directed: Jean-Jacques Lagrange
Country: Switzerland
Language: French
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121584

Summary

Mérette is a pretty child, living within a patrician, strictly Calvinist family in the Switzerland of the 19th century. She is happy, until her mother dies, and Mérette blames God, and gives up her religion. Her family turns against her, the villagers reject her, and her priest drives her into isolation.

Movie Reviews

Tragedy (in the strict sense) about what religion does to a community, and how the community deals with conflicts. Excellent acting by Anne Bos and Jean Bouise.

The entire film can be watched online at:
http://archives.tsr.ch/feuilleton-merette
aswell as some extra's like a making-of.