Hadewijch
Hadewijch (2010)

Hadewijch, a novice nun, shocks the mother superior of her convent with her ecstatic blind faith, and is kicked out of the order. Hadewijch becomes Celine again, a young Parisian girl and daughter of a diplomat, and is led down dangerous… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 24, 2010
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

You either go with Dumont's arrogant series of conundrums and paradoxes or - as I do - you see them as mere meaningless 'effects' with little rhyme and no reason.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

It's a beautiful and mysterious work with a rhythm all its own.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Dumont's elliptical movie is as stiff as an over-starched wimple and rather tedious, but like earlier films of his it has something that sticks in the mind like the hook in a fish's mouth.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Dumont, as if trying to make sure nobody wants to see his movie, named it after a female Flemish poet from the 13th century, but - please read the rest of this sentence - the movie is set in modern times.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

With Hadewijch, [Dumont] endorses something like the Dardenne brothers' rugged, squalid secular humanism, offering the barrier-breaking embrace as vague alternative to Despair, Church, or Capital.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

The script's central paradox - that dogmatic believers are the most adept at switching allegiance - is arresting.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Should delight Dumont's fans. For others, it will take a bit of getting used to. The effort will prove to be worthwhile.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Dumont suppresses any information that could bring any of his stick-figure characters to life; he seems to be offering lessons about fanaticism, wealth, power, poverty, and politics, but is merely drawing connections by numbers.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Challenging, thought provoking and extraordinarily powerful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
The Movie Waffler
Kicked out of a convent for being too pious (a nun describes her as being a "caricature of religion"), Sokolowski returns to Paris where she is… More
Walter M.
In "Hadewijch," Celine(Julie Sokolowski) is a devout young woman studying to be a nun at a convent. Her belief is so strong, she refuses to eat or… More

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