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Malpertuis (1971)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1971 (Belgium)
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Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius. He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after... See full summary »

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Cassavius
Susan Hampshire ...
Nancy / Euryale / Alice / Nurse / Charlotte
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Charles Dideloo
Mathieu Carrière ...
Jan
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Lampernisse
Daniel Pilon ...
Mathias Crook
Walter Rilla ...
Eisengott
Dora van der Groen ...
Sylvie Dideloo
Charles Janssens ...
Philarette
Sylvie Vartan ...
Bets
Jet Naessens ...
Eleonora
Cara Van Wersch ...
Rosalie
Jenny Van Santvoort ...
Elodie
Fanny Winkler ...
Mother Griboin
Robert Lussac ...
Griboin (as Bob Storm)
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Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius. He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As the nephew unravels the mystery, we find out he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than we were led to believe. Written by Flávia Dietrich

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Disturbing yet wonderful. Unforgettable
25 March 1999 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Based on a novel by Jean Ray, Malpertuis is a "haunted" house, unescapable by those who live in it. Characters hiding their true nature, disguised as a "family" to which sailor Jean-Jacques returns unwillingly. Susan Hampshire plays 3 different characters beautifully, and Orson Welles is the perfect actor to play the dominating shadow. The film has an unreal, nightmarish atmosphere, and goes far beyond the scope of the book. Malpertuis is a labyrinth whose secrets are kept behind locked doors, and reveals itself as the film reaches its climax. We come to realize that the mind has as many labyrinths as the house itself. Full of mythology, dimly lit and spooky as dreams use to be ("what is life but a dream?"), Malpertuis is a cult. Jung would have loved it.


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