© Films du Worso / Le Pacte
© Films du Worso / Le Pacte

The Prayer

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Drama, Religion | Belgium, Germany

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting15/02/2017
    End of shooting08/06/2017

    Project data

    Budget3,9 M€
    Length of movie107 Min.
    Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)

    Brief synopsis

    Twenty-two-year-old Thomas can’t kick his drug habit. His last chance is a community of young men from different countries and social backgrounds who also want to overcome their addictions and are living together in a remote house in the French mountains. Supervised by a Catholic priest, their days revolve around regular prayer, solidarity and hard labour in the fields. Not everyone manages to submit themselves to this monastic existence. For Thomas too, every day is a struggle, but he is helped by the unreserved sense of unity and friendship he encounters, as well as his acquaintance with a girl who lives nearby. Gradually, Thomas begins to give his new life a chance – could this be the way forward?
    In his film, Cédric Kahn accompanies at close quarters a disoriented young man who finds his way back into everyday life through faith and friendship. And as we watch, we too are challenged to rethink our position and rediscover religion. The rugged, secluded mountainous location becomes a place of reflection in a film that does not itself take sides.

    (source: Berlinale)


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Anthony BajonThomas [L]
    Damien ChapellePierre [SR]
    Alex BrendemühlMarco [SR]
    Louise GrinbergSybille [SR]
    Hanna SchygullaSœur Myriam [SR]


    Director of photographyYves Cape
    Casting directorAntoine Carrard
    Costume designerAlice Cambournac
    DirectorCédric Kahn
    EditorLaure Gardette
    ProducerBenoît Quainon
    ProducerSylvie Pialat
    Production designerGuillaume Deviercy
    Production managerAude Cathelin
    Assistant location managerElise LobryExtra
    ScreenwriterSamuel Doux
    ScreenwriterCédric Kahn
    ScreenwriterFanny Burdino
    IdeaAude Walker

    Production companies

    Les Films du Worso [fr]
    Versus Production [be]co-production
    Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production

    Distributing companies

    Le Pacte [fr]Distribution France & World Sales


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatFrancearteWednesday, 11/11/2020, 8.55 PM
    First showingGermanyarteWednesday, 11/11/2020, 8.15 PM
    RepeatBelgiumLa Trois [be]Thursday, 05/11/2020, 10.50 PM
    RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Friday, 03/04/2020, 8.30 AMCiné+ Club
    RepeatFranceCiné+ [fr]Tuesday, 24/03/2020, 8.50 PMCiné+ Club
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Saturday, 22/06/2019, 10.20 PMCanal+ Cinéma
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Saturday, 08/06/2019, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma
    First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Saturday, 23/02/2019


    Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 07/06/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 21/03/2018