The Fire That Burns (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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As World War II looms close on the horizon, a Catholic boys' school on the edge of Paris sets the stage for a tale of forbidden desires in this religious drama from César-winning actor/director Christophe Malavoy. André Sevrais is a bright young philosophy student who has fostered a close friendship with younger schoolmate Souplier, but their bond is secretly resented by Abbot de Pradts -- who has his own sights set on young Souplier. As Abbot de Pradts begins to set an elaborate trap for Sevrais, disapproving Father Superior begins to catch wind of the deviant scheme.

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boy, Catholicism, clergy, friendship, pedophilia, priest