Lourdes

Jessica Hausner
France
Germany
Austria
99 min
2010
Lourdes
Synopsis: 

Christine has been confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. To escape her isolation, she goes to Lourdes, the iconic pilgrimage site 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.

Screenplay: Jessica Hausner

Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht

Editing: Karina Ressler

Sound: Uve Haussig, Erik Mischijew

Costumes: Tanja Hausner

Cast: Sylvie Testud (Christine), Léa Seydoux (Maria), Gilette Barbier (Fr. Hartl), Gerhard Liebmann (Pater Nigl), Bruno Todeschini (Kuno), Elina Löwensohn (Cécile), Katharina Flicker (Sonja), Linde Prelog (Frau Huber), Heidi Baratta (Frau Spor), Jacky Pratoussy (Jean-Pierre Bely (as Jacques Pratoussy), Walter Benn (Herr Hruby), Hubert Kramar (Herr Oliveti), Helga Illich (Frau Oliveti), Bernadette Schneider (Hospitaliere), Thomas Uhlir (Max)

Producer: Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Susanne Marian

Production: Coop 99, Coproduction Office

Distribution: Istituto Luce (IT)