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The Bride Wore Black (1968)

La mariée était en noir (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 June 1968 (USA)
Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

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Corey
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Fergus
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Bliss
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Rene Morane (as Michel Lonsdale)
Daniel Boulanger ...
Delvaux
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Mlle Becker
Sylvine Delannoy ...
Mme Morane
Luce Fabiole ...
Julie's mother
Michèle Montfort ...
Fergus's model
Jacqueline Rouillard
Paul Pavel ...
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Gilles Quéant ...
Examining judge (as Gilles Queant)
Serge Rousseau ...
David
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After trying to commit suicide, the widow Julie Kohler (Jeanne Moreau) pretends to her mother that she will leave her town. Actually she stays, chases and assassinates the five men that accidentally killed her beloved husband in the stairs of the church immediately after their wedding ceremony. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She was a bride when the violence happened... Now she's a widow and it's going to happen again

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Budget:

$747,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,463, 6 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$42,324, 13 April 2014
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1.66 : 1
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When Julie goes to Fergus's studio the second time to model, he has her wear a special bracelet by Calder. But seconds before, when she is in the bathroom changing, she is clearly already wearing the bracelet. See more »

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Coral: Permit me to make an impossible wish?
Julie Kohler: Why impossible?
Coral: Because I'm a rather pessimist.
Julie Kohler: I've heard it said: "There are no optimists or pessimists. There are only happy idiots or unhappy ones".
Coral: [smiling] Yes, well. I'm an unhappy idiot then.
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A Revenge Flick, Truffant Style!
1 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Bride Wore Black is the penultimate revenge flick. The Bride (Jeanne Moreau) is devested when her husband is murdered on their wedding day. After a failed suicide attempt, The Bride (a couple of charecters in the film refer to her by this moniker) makes a vow to god that she'll find the men that are responsible for his death and avenge him in the only way she know's how. I LOVE this movie. Jeanne Moreau is THE BRIDE and no one else can lay claim to the title. No one, not even Uma Thurman or anybody else.

Jeanne Moreau delivers such a cold and icy performance. The way she carries out her vengence is truly stylish and shocking. Ice floes through THE BRIDE's veins as she stalks her prey.

Truffant is a great director and this film shows off his style of filmmaking. This film was very entertaining from the begining to end. Unlike most directors, Truffant knows what he wants and gets to the point. No distracting sub-plots here folks. This is a revenge flick and Truffant delivers on this promise. After seeing this film you'll never look at any other revenge films the same. I Loved that haunting wedding theme. I haven't seen a truly good film in such a long time. I highly recommend this film.

A++


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