An inexperienced, sickly priest shows up in the rural French community of Ambricourt, where he joins the community's clergy. But the locals don't take kindly to the priest, and his ascetic ways and unsociable demeanor make him an outcast. During Bible studies at the nearby girls school, he is continually mocked by his students. Then his attempt to intervene in a family feud backfires into a scandal. His failures, compounded with his declining health, begin to erode his faith.

  1. Robert Bresson

    Director, Writer

  2. Georges Bernanos


Top Billed Cast

  1. Claude Laydu

    Priest of Ambricourt (Curé d'Ambricourt)

  2. Jean Riveyre

    Jean Riveyre

    Count (Le Comte)

  3. Adrien Borel

    Priest of Torcy (Curé de Torcy)

  4. Rachel Bérendt

    Countess (La Comtesse)

  5. Nicole Maurey

    Nicole Maurey

    Miss Louise

Full Cast & Crew

Diary of a Country Priest
Diary of a Country Priest



Original Title Journal d'un curé de campagne

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 7, 1951


Original Language French

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -



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