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Marie's Story (2014)

Marie Heurtin (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 12 November 2014 (France)
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Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Améris (screenplay), Philippe Blasband (screenplay)
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Carré ... Soeur Marguerite
Ariana Rivoire Ariana Rivoire ... Marie Heurtin
Brigitte Catillon Brigitte Catillon ... La Mère supérieure
Noémie Churlet Noémie Churlet ... Soeur Raphaëlle
Gilles Treton Gilles Treton ... Monsieur Heurtin
Laure Duthilleul Laure Duthilleul ... Madame Heurtin
Martine Gautier Martine Gautier ... Soeur Véronique
Patricia Legrand Patricia Legrand ... Soeur Joseph
Sonia Laroze Sonia Laroze ... Soeur Elisabeth
Valérie Leroux Valérie Leroux ... Soeur Blandine
Fany Buy Fany Buy ... Soeur Marthe
Noémie Bianco Noémie Bianco ... Soeur Anne
Eline De Lorenzi Eline De Lorenzi ... Soeur Clothilde
Tiphaine Rabaud Fournier Tiphaine Rabaud Fournier ... Soeur Marie-Ange
Sandrine Schwartz Sandrine Schwartz ... Soeur Sandrine
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Storyline

Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Sign Languages

Release Date:

12 November 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Marie's Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Montluel, Ain, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,175,087
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ariana Rivoire is a deaf actress; in this movie, she plays a deaf and blind character. See more »

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Soundtracks

Rückert-Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Composed by Gustav Mahler
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Beautiful and heart warming film
13 November 2015 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Writer (with Phillipe Blasband) and Director Jean-Pierre Améris has created a stunning film that speaks about people born with disabilities and how in the case of this character those people often become significant contributors to our understanding of humanity at its most sensitive. Based on a true story the film is radiant in both the acting and the extraordinary setting in which the story is presented.

The synopsis outlines the message very succinctly:' At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie (Ariana Rivoire), who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins (Gilles Treton and Laure Duthilleul) send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré in a luminous performance) sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. The film recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.'

A sensitive film, rich in message and in visual realization, this is one of those quiet, uplifting films – especially made for those who tire of the deluge of killing/action/crash/apocalyptic/undead films that assault our senses. Highly Recommended.


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