Agnus Dei

Release date: 11-03-2016
Director: Anne Fontaine
directed by Anne Fontaine written by Sabrina B. Carine, Alice Vial adaptation & dialogues by Anne Fontaine, Pascal Bonitzer director of photography Caroline Champetier production design by Joanna Macha costume design by Katarzyna Lewińska make-up by Anna Nobel-Nobielska sound by Olivier Mouveniz edited by Annette Dutertre producers Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer co-producers Eliza Oczkowska, Klaudia Śmieja produced by Mandarin Cinema co-produced by Aeroplan Film co-financed by The Polish Film Institute, NC+ distribution in Poland Kino Świat world sales Films Distribution
 
cast Lou de Laâge (Mathilde Beaulieu), Vincent Macaigne, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza (mother superior), Joanna Kulig, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Eliza Rycembel, Klara Bielawka, Helena Sujecka, Anna Próchniak, Dorota Kuduk

colour, 90′
France, Poland 2015

 

In a mission to repatriate French nationals in the days following World War Two, the French Red Cross is gathering French citizens at a local hospital in Poland. One of the hospital staff is a young doctor named Mathilde Beaulieu. One day, a Polish nun from a nearby convent arrives at the hospital, begging for help for a dying woman; one of the nuns is in labour. The nuns had been victims of a gang rape by Red Army soldiers. Mathilde wants to seek help, but the Mother Superior is determined to keep the matter a secret in order to avoid a scandal.