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HALLELUJAH!

by Roger Delattre

synopsis

After spending seven years in prison, Mario Diccara is free. Due to unsettled business with the underworld, he asks the only person he can trust, his brother Patrick, to find him a hideaway so he can spend some time in the country. Patrick, a parish priest, suggests that he join Father Etienne in his little village in the Ardèche region. So Mario puts on religious robes to make the journey. But on his arrival, trouble begins: Father Etienne has died and the villagers think Mario is the new priest...

international title: Hallelujah!
original title: Le Missionnaire
country: France
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Roger Delattre
film run: 90'
release date: BE 29/04/2009, FR 29/04/2009, IT 19/02/2010
screenplay: Jean-Marie Bigard, Philippe Giangreco
cast: Jean-Marie Bigard, David Strajmayster, Thiam Aïssatou, Jean Dell, Michel Chesneau, Benjamin Feitelson, Jean-Gilles Barbier, Sidney Wernicke, Philippe Faure
cinematography by: Thierry Arbogast
film editing: Yves Beloniak, Julien Rey
art director: Hugues Tissandier
costumes designer: Corinne Bruand
music: Alexandre Azaria
producer: Luc Besson
production: EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Ciby 2000, Canal + (France), TPS
backing: Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.)
distributor: EuropaCorp Distribution, Eagle Pictures, Victory Productions (BE)
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