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      The Innocents

      PG-13 Released Jul 1, 2016 1 hr. 50 min. History Drama TRAILER for The Innocents: Trailer 1 List
      95% 115 Reviews Tomatometer 87% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score In December 1945, a Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laâge) tries to help a group of pregnant Benedictine nuns at a convent in Warsaw, Poland. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 01 Buy Now

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      The Innocents isn't always easy to watch, but its nuanced exploration of complex themes -- and its refreshing perspective -- are well worth the effort.

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      Marit Risto F Terrible, but beautiful Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review Juan V Refreshing film with an inspiring message of human kindness. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/15/23 Full Review Stanley T "EVEN THE CONSECRATED QUESTIONS THEIR FAITH TOO" "HOW WAR AFFECTS EVERYONE" As a cradle Catholic, I have always regarded nuns, especially cloistered ones, as the peak of how humans can achieve spiritual maturation in the church. I regarded them as people who can easily use discernment and know what is morally right and wrong. Now that I am an adult coming back as a practicing Catholic, I have come to understand that nuns are humans too. It is impossible for them not to question their faith. Even in times of great suffering. While watching the movie, I, too, thought of the questions, "Is this really what the heavens gave them?", "Why would God do this?, and "How can God forsake them like this". I was able to capture the essence of the movie. Everything feels so raw and disturbing. The emotions that were presented by each of the characters were well. This movie would probably go as one of my favorite movies of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/23 Full Review william l Amazing story about the wartime barbarism and compassion. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Really good drama based in Polond after WWII with Russians raping nuns and French Dr. helping out with deliveries and then an orphanage. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The Innocents is a wonderfully mature, composed work by Anne Fontaigne and writers Karine and Vial. Atrocities abound here, from the soldiers who raped a convent of mostly virgin novitiates, to an attempt on the one medic who is helping the now-pregnant young women; the orphans who play among the shrapnel and batterings of war; the absurdity and soul-crushing ligatures of Catholicism. Led by a stirring performance by the skilled and lovely Lou de Laâge, the cast here is excellent. Also of special note are the great Joanna Kulig (Ida, Cold War), Anna Prochniak, Agata Kulesza, and Vincent Macaigne as the doctor friend and lover of Laâge's Mathilde who so wants to be the cynical, war-hardened cool lothario but is really a decent man who needs some peace in his life. Tone, pacing, and editing are all very strong here as it clocks in at under two hours. 4 stars Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Alexandra Heller-Nicholas The Blue Lenses The Innocents [is] a strong instance of a movie that - if made by a male director - may have lost some of its thematic punch, particularly in regards to the nuanced and often subtle relationships between the film's primarily female cast. Sep 5, 2018 Full Review Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) [Fontaine] retains her knack for keeping the viewer guessing about what she might be up to Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 28, 2017 Full Review Stephen Romei The Australian It builds to something quite remarkable. Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 28, 2017 Full Review Dave Giannini InSession Film The Innocents is a challenging movie, both in tone and pace. It is a film that demands your patience, yet finds a way to keep you waiting for just one moment of happiness. Feb 27, 2024 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies By the end it was clear to me that no character’s innocence would remain intact, but even the smallest light can offer a glimmer of hope. The film helps us remember that. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 22, 2022 Full Review Curve Staff Curve The Innocents is recommended, if confronting viewing, and it’s a film that should remain with its audience for a considerable time. Rated: 4/5 May 20, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In December 1945, a Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laâge) tries to help a group of pregnant Benedictine nuns at a convent in Warsaw, Poland.
      Director
      Anne Fontaine
      Screenwriter
      Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial, Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine
      Distributor
      Music Box Films
      Production Co
      Mandarin Cinéma, Scope Pictures, Aeroplan Film
      Rating
      PG-13 (Disturbing Thematic Material|Brief Suggestive Content|Sexual Assault|Some Bloody Images)
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 1, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 7, 2016
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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