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Singing Nun

By Stijn Coninx

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A coproduction Les Films de la Passerelle, Paradis Films, Eyeworks film & TV Drama With the help of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgiquewith the participation of Wallimage and Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds. With the support of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge et d’Eurimages - Canal+ - TPS


“ Singing Nun” is a moving story based on the life of a fascinating historical character,  Jeannine Deckers, Belgian girl in 1961 became a nun singing component and a worldwide hit, "Dominique, nique, nique ...".
The drama of this young woman who became "Soeur Sourir" is love; Jeannine Deckers research the best way to give others the love she has unfortunately not received from her mother. She binds to Annie, but when Annie tries to move closer emotionally, she fled. Jeannine dreams of escape, going to Africa as a missionary. Given the deadlock family, she takes refuge in the convent.
In a moment of happiness, she composed "Dominique", the Church used to rejuvenate its image. This song became a worldwide hit ...

Technical sheet
Year: 2009
Duration: 90'
Language: French
Screenplay: Stijn Coninx
Direction: Stijn Coninx
Cinematography: Yves Vandermeeren
Sound: Henry Morelle
Production Designer: Arnaud de Moleron
Costume Designers: Florence Scholtes & Christophe Pidre
Makeup Artist: Catherine Bruchon
Script Supervisor: Valérie Lagrange
Casting: Patrick Hella
Editing: Philippe Ravoet
Mixing: Philippe Baudhouin
Production Manager: Cyrille Bragnier
Christine Pireaux - Les Films de la Passerelle
Paradis Films
Eyeworks film & TV Drama
Festival selections (6)

Film Festival of Valenciennes - 2009

Nederlands Film Festival - 2009

Transilvania International Film Festival - 2011

Les Magritte du cinéma - Best Actress - 2011

Les Magritte du cinéma - Best Supporting Actress - 2011

Les Magritte du cinéma - Best Costume Design - 2011

Awards (3)

Valenciennes Film Festival - Jury Prize - 2009

Valenciennes Film Festival - Audience Award - 2009

Valenciennes Film Festival - Best Actress Award for Tsilla Chelton - 2009

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