Therese [DVD] [2003]

Package Description: Heralded as one of the most inspiring films in recent years, Thérèse recounts the life of Thèrése of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times. A bourgeois girl from a Victorian French family, Thérèse journeyed to Rome to beg Pope Leo XIII for permission to enter the Carmelite monastery at the unheard-of age of 15. Through the rigors of monastic life, she made the surprising yet simple discovery that holiness can be achieved by small acts of love and compassion--a spiritual path she called her "Little Way." This film is a beautiful retreat into the world of a remarkable young girl who fell in love with God. A drama of tragedy and triumph, Thérèse presents the true story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary soul.
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Overview

Special Features

  • The making of Thérèse
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette
  • Trailers & TV spots
  • Web link to "Thérèse: The Real Life Saint"
  • Introductory slideshow
  • Director's commentary
  • Spanish & French subtitles Special full-color booklet included
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Thérèse
Thérèse Martin was born in 1873 to a working-class family in France. When Thérèse was only four years old, her mother died, sending the child into a cycle of depression. When she was 14, Thérèse experienced a spiritual epiphany and decided to devote her life to God; she wanted to become a Carmelite nun, and when she was told she was too young, she traveled to the Vatican and personally appealed to the Pope to allow her to join the order. Entering the monastery at a time when winds of intellectual and spiritual change were sweeping the world, Thérèse came to see the simple but sublime life of the nuns as an inspired path to spiritual contentment, and she wrote a powerful book about her religious awakening, The Story of a Soul. Published a year after her tragic death in 1897, Thérèse de Lisieux's autobiography gained widespread acclaim, and the girl known as "the Little Flower" was canonized as a saint in 1925. Thérèse is a feature film that tells the story of Thérèse de Lisieux's life and work, with Lindsay Younce in the title role; it is the first feature film for Leonardo Defilippis, an experienced actor and theatrical director. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Lindsay Younce - Thérèse Martin
  • Jen Nikolaisen
    Jen Nikolaisen - Celine Martin
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    Mandy Rimer - Leonie Martin
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    Maggie Rose Fleck - Marie Martin
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    Judith Kaplan - Mother Marie de Gonzague
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