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L'éternel retour (1943)

This is a retelling of Tristan and Isolde, set in 1940s France. The script was written by Jean Cocteau.

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Nathalie la brune
Roland Toutain ...
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Anne (as Jeanne Marken)
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Amédée Frossin
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Achille Frossin
Alexandre Rignault ...
Morholt
Yvonne de Bray ...
Gertrude Frossin
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This is a retelling of Tristan and Isolde, set in 1940s France. The script was written by Jean Cocteau.

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3 January 1948 (USA)  »

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A Timeless Classic
28 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A spectacular and beautiful film, and perhaps one of the best movies ever made. In the roles of an updated Tristan and Isolde, Sologne and Marais are a stunningly handsome couple. This powerful romantic tragedy transcends the ephemeral world of politics altogether and carries us into the realm of dreams & legend, as "Beauty & the Beast" did so well. Its theme and sense of style actually have much in common with many German films of its time. Admirers of the art of Jean Cocteau will not be disappointed.


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