Bernard Guillaumet, a non-Christian French journalist, is assigned the job of reporting on Lourdes in the 1990s.
Just before he leaves, Bernard finds out that his wife Nathalie is pregnant. However, he is not told that this pregnancy could put her life at risk.
While researching his report, Bernard comes across the pages of an old family manuscript.
The manuscript was written by his ancestor, Henri Guillaumet, a positivist scientist who met Bernadette at Lourdes in 1858, a meeting which profoundly affected Henri and forced him to reconsider the miracles performed following the apparitions of the Madonna of Lourdes. One of the most important miracles Guillaumet had to reconsider was the healing of his wife Claire, who had been on her death bed as a result of tuberculosis, and was completely restored by the miraculous waters of the grotto in which Bernadette saw the Immaculate Conception.
The film uses the pages of the manuscript to trace the lives of Bernadette, Henry and Bernard, three characters who come together before pursuing parallel journeys according to a Providential design.
Format: Miniseries 2×100′
Co-production: KirchMedia, Lux Vide and Rai Fiction
Average viewers: 8.693.500
Average share: 32,59%
|Henri Guillaumet||Alessandro Gassman|
|Bernard Guillaumet||Alessandro Gassman|
|Bernardette Soubirous||Angéle Osinski|
|Claire La Fontaine||Florence Darel|
|Nathalie Guillaumet||Stefania Rocca|
|Francois Soubirous||Roger Souza|
|Suor Marie Thérése||Sydne Rome|
|Louise Soubirous||Maria D’Aires|
|Bernarde Casterot||Paula Sà Nogueira|
|Madre Generale||Andrea Ferréol|
|Padre Laurent||Umberto Orsini|
|Produced By||Luca Bernabei|
|Directed By||Lodovico Gasparini|
|Subject||Vittorio Messori, Alessandra Caneva, Mario Falcone, Alessandro Jacchia|
|Screenplay||Francesco Scardamaglia, Mario Falcone|
|Costumes Designer||Paola Marchesin|
|Makeup||Giancarlo Del Brocco|
|Production Designer||Carmelo Agate|
|Director of Photography||Fabio Zamarion|
|General Director||Enzo Tacchia|
|Executive Producer||Salvatore Morello|
|Rai Producers||Roberta Cadringher, Monica Paolini|