SISTER SMILE

SOEUR SOURIRE

By Stijn CONINX

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Drama - Completed 2009

Based on the true story of Jeannine Deckers, a nun whose song was once even more successful than the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stijn CONINX
    • Writer(s)
    • Chris VANDER STAPPEN, Ariane FERT, Stijn CONINX
    • Producer(s)
    • Eric HEUMANN (Océan Films), Marc SILLAM (Océan Films), Christine PIREAUX (Les Films de la Passerelle), Peter BOUCKAERT (Eyeworks)
    • Synopsis
    • The end of the 1950s, on the outskirts of Brussels. Like the rest of the young generation of the time, Jeannine Deckers has a thirst for freedom and adventure. There’s no question of her following the path her parents have chosen for her – finding a husband and taking over the family bakery. She wants a different life. To move away, to meet other people.
      After toying with art studies, she enters a convent. Jeanine finds out that being a Dominican nun is a difficult vocation. It requires giving up one’s passions, including music. But she’s not prepared to do this. The other sisters don’t understand her, but with the blessing of the Mother Superior, she sticks to her dream and writes a global pop hit: Dominique.
      For audiences around the world, Jeannine became “Sister Smile”, also known as the Singing Nun.
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