• Released
  • November 25, 2009
  • 2 hr 0 min
  • Drama
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Hadewijch Synopsis
A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Dumont makes movies that almost nobody wants to see. That doesn't make him a great filmmaker, but he's a great filmmaker all the same.
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By Andrew O'Hehir
Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch is one of two small-release art films this season that deliver nuanced and fascinating portraits of faith.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If Hadewijch is Mr. Dumont's most overtly religious film, it is not pro-faith in any specific way, although the director clearly respects...
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Barbara Goslawski
As in "L'Humanité" and "Twentynine Palms," the director presents a cogent study of emotional excess with a sure handed control that harkens...
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
There's a darker, fanatical side to blindness too-and this is the movie to show it. Leave all judgments behind.
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
With Hadewijch, he (Dumont) endorses something like the Dardenne brothers' rugged, squalid secular humanism, offering the barrier-breaking...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
An exploration of the power of religion -- should delight Dumont's fans. For others, it will take a bit of getting used to. The effort will...
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Dumont's fans might find this latest exercise enjoyable, but his style of filmmaking is an acquired taste. I doubt those without that taste...
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