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by Anne Fontaine


Mathilde Beaulieu is a young medical doctor working in 1945 with the French Red Cross on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. One day, while she is working in a hospital in Poland, a nun begs her to follow her back to her convent. Mathilde discovers that several nuns are pregnant. The convent is caught in a tragic double bind: accepting the responsibilities of motherhood or abandoning the children of sin.

international title: Agnus Dei
original title: Les Innocentes
working title: Innocent
country: France, Poland, Belgium
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Anne Fontaine
film run: 115'
release date: FR 10/02/2016, ES 23/12/2016, IT 17/11/2016
screenplay: Anne Fontaine, Pascal Bonitzer, Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial
cast: Lou de Laâge, Vincent Macaigne, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Pascal Elso, Anna Próchniak
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Annette Dutertre
music: Grégoire Hetzel
producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Philippe Carcassonne
co-producer: Genevieve Lemal, Eliza Oczkowska
production: France 2 Cinéma, Scope Pictures, Mandarin Productions / Mandarin Cinéma, Mars Films, Aeroplan Film
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Thimfilm GmbH, Caramel Films


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