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The Blonde Witch (1956)
"La sorcière" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 April 1956 (France)
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Brulard, a French civil engineer on assignment in Sweden for a lumber company meets Ina, a local nature-girl type, falls in love, has an affair, tries to convert her to "civilization", but ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Maurice Ronet ...
Laurent Brulard
Nicole Courcel ...
Kristina Lundgren
Michel Etcheverry ...
L'ingénieur Camoin
Rune Lindström ...
Reverend Hermansson
Erik Hell ...
Eric Hellström ...
Erik Lundgren
Ulla Lagnell ...
Mrs. Hermansson
Naima Wifstrand ...
Ulf Palme ...


Brulard, a French civil engineer on assignment in Sweden for a lumber company meets Ina, a local nature-girl type, falls in love, has an affair, tries to convert her to "civilization", but ends up getting her killed by superstitious villagers instead. Written by Denis Sullivan <>

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Introducing Marina Vlady as the Strange, Fascinating Beauty in a Story of UNINHIBITED LOVE!




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Maurice Ronet is enchanted by untutored nature-girl, Marina Vlady
31 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Blonde Witch" is not a horror movie or a movie about witches doing evil things. Marina Vlady plays a young woman who has been isolated with her grandmother by villagers in a remote place in Sweden. Consequently, her knowledge of civilization, even village life, has been thwarted. She lives in a cabin beside a lake in a deep woods. The villagers thought her mother a witch and think she is a witch, and she does indeed have a power. It is nothing to fear, but the villagers are very fearful and suspicious, not only of her. They are superstitious in general.

Maurice Ronet is an engineer who comes to supervise the building of a canal. He and Vlady fall in love, but it leads to tragedy.

This is a captivating and romantic story, filmed in a realistic way but with generous helpings of the visual mystery of nature and this nature girl. Ronet, who wants to marry Vlady, is up against an obstacle and he does not know quite what it is. He attempts to overcome it in a straightforward way, and Vlady cooperates, but it is not meant to be. As an engineer who scoffs at superstition and is not a "people" person, he does not take into account the culture he has entered.

I am reminded of "Les eaux troubles", a much more intense film, but one that also shared the use of nature to make us feel the drama. Some Russian films do the same, as in "Ballad of a Soldier".

This is a modest, unpretentious and worthwhile film that stands the test of time.

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