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by Jessica Hausner


Christine has been confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. In order to escape her isolation, she makes a journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees mountains. She wakes up one morning seemingly cured by a miracle. The leader of the pilgrimage group, a seductive 40- year-old volunteer from the Order of Malta, begins to take an interest in her. She tries to hold on to this newfound chance for happiness, while her cure provokes envy and admiration.

international title: Lourdes
original title: Lourdes
country: Austria, France, Germany
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Jessica Hausner
film run: 99'
release date: AT 01/09/2009, IT 11/02/2010, ES 18/03/2010, GR 25/03/2010, FR 27/07/2011, CZ 05/01/2012
screenplay: Jessica Hausner
cast: Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini, Gilette Barbier, Gerhard Liebmann, Irma Wagner, Jackie Wulf
cinematography by: Martin Gschlacht
film editing: Karina Ressler
art director: Katharina Wöppermann
costumes designer: Tanja Hausner
producer: Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Susanne Marian
production: Coop99 Filmproduktion, Société Parisienne de Production - Coproduction Office, Essential Filmproduktion, Thermidor Filmproduktion GmbH, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Sophie Dulac Distribution, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.


main awards/selection

Venezia 2009 In Competition

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