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Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Every man is in love with her, including the King and his servant Bartolomeo, visiting the Master. Written by
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This is an extraordinary firm. Ethereal is a word to describe Blanche, the beautiful young wife of the aged master of this gloomy French castle. When the King and his entourage come to stay, the King and his page inevitably fall for her naive charm. Her stepson, whose love for her is strong and pure, steps in to defend her honour.
Blanche is the innocent victim of these mens affection, and with all this testosterone boiling in the pressure cooker-like environment of the castle, it is inevitable that an avalanche of tragedy should fall upon them. Ultimately, of the main characters, only the King is left unscathed.
This simple age-old plot is depicted in an equally simple, yet refreshingly down-to-earth manner, free from overdramatic soundtracks or unnecessary special effects. It leaves one with a good insight into the spartan lives of people in the middle ages. I particularly enjoyed the music and can recommend this film to all those who have a love of history or who are tired of mainstream cinema.
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