La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret


Time Out says

An adaptation of Zola's novel by one of the world's most idiosyncratic and fascinating directors. As always, Franju finds fantasy and surreal images in the everyday world, and taking a 'naturalistic' anti-clerical novel - in which a young priest, obsessed with the Madonna, is led to a far more openly physical passion for a young girl - he creates an amoral, poetic vision of a world where religious dogma and fanaticism are imbued with a sense of Gothic expressionism. Faithful to Zola, the film is nevertheless recognisably a creation of Franju: beautiful, bizarre and lucid.

By: GA


Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Georges Franju
Jean Ferry, Georges Franju
Francis Huster
Gillian Hills
Tino Carrero
André Lacombe
Margo Lion
Lucien Barjon
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