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Ainsi soient-ils 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2012– )
Political intrigue surrounding a Paris Capuchin monastery describes only one aspect of "Ainsi Soient-ils (Churchmen)". It's not overly melodramatic, and, while respecting the core ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Julien Bouanich Julien Bouanich ...  Yann Le Megueur 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Samuel Jouy Samuel Jouy ...  José Del Sarte 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Thierry Gimenez Thierry Gimenez ...  Père Bosco / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Clément Manuel Clément Manuel ...  Guillaume Morvan 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Jean-Luc Bideau ...  Père Fromenger / ... 24 episodes, 2012-2015
Nicolas Beaucaire Nicolas Beaucaire ...  Père Valéry / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2015
Céline Cuignet Céline Cuignet ...  Soeur Antonietta / ... 20 episodes, 2012-2015
Clément Roussier Clément Roussier ...  Raphaël Chanseaulme / ... 17 episodes, 2012-2015
Gauthier Baillot Gauthier Baillot ...  Père Devernis 17 episodes, 2012-2015
Jacques Bonnaffé ...  Monseigneur Poileaux 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ...  Père Abel / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2015
David Baïot David Baïot ...  Emmanuel Charrier 16 episodes, 2012-2015
Guy Denize Guy Denize ...  Père Cheminade 16 episodes, 2012-2014
Jacques Develay Jacques Develay ...  Père Legouvier 16 episodes, 2012-2014
Christophe Grégoire Christophe Grégoire ...  Père Soubiran / ... 10 episodes, 2012-2015
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Political intrigue surrounding a Paris Capuchin monastery describes only one aspect of "Ainsi Soient-ils (Churchmen)". It's not overly melodramatic, and, while respecting the core humanitarianism of Christianity, it pulls no punches lambasting church hierarchy. The series follows the lives of five seminarians and the power struggle between the seminary head and his superiors in Rome, as well as the dissonance of a medieval religious institution in a modern, secular society. Written by Miriam Solon

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France

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French

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10 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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The Churchmen See more »

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Excellent ensemble show. My favorite since the Wire
2 December 2017 | by tom-m-jardineSee all my reviews

I rarely watch a show that can grip me with real, human situations. The Churchmen is subtle, fair and personal. It doesn't pull any punches, but it also has its fair share of heartfelt and funny moments.

The world of the Church is painted with the richness of a living character, not unlike the Wire did for Baltimore. The writing is excellent, not a character is wasted, and with a superb ensemble cast you're in for a treat of just good storytelling.

It's fascinating to watch the behind the scenes politicking of progressives and conservatives battling for control of the Church's future in a world that has almost left it behind. But the real accomplishment of the Churchmen isn't in laying out the problems of the Church. It's in the glimpses of individual courage that show how the Church could become something truly beautiful again.


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