Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, ... See full summary »
The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to ... See full summary »
In 17th century France, cardinal Mazarin's death squad kills young Blanche's parents. She grows up to become a thief and steels a substance called Powder of the Devil and a coded letter that were sent to cardinal Mazarin. He is furious.
Antoine de Caunes
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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
Francesco Benzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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