North Africa in the 1930s. Julien, a young, bored diplomat meets Clothilde, whose husband is on a mission in Siberia. He becomes infatuated with her, and soon ends up spending all his time with her, longing to know everything about her.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An innocent Russian call girl believes that she would make use of her influential contacts to get Swiss nationality.

Director: Daniel Schmid
Stars: Elena Panova, Geraldine Chaplin, Martin Benrath
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Schmid
Stars: Ingrid Caven, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Annemarie Düringer
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Walter is told by his boss, Sara, to deliver an urgent letter to Henri de Corinthe. On the way he finds a beautiful woman he had been eying in a nightclub, lying in the road, bound up. He ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Stars: Daniel Mesguich, Cyrielle Clair, Daniel Emilfork
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The whole life in one night. A young couple plays nearly any role of possible lifetime relationships.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Trintignant
Time Masters (1982)
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »

Director: René Laloux
Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros
Once Bitten (1985)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall.

Director: Howard Storm
Stars: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins
Gator (1976)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two hours from 17:00 to 19:00h on the longest day of the year in the life of a young Parisienne is presented. Florence Victoire, who is better known by her stage name Cléo Victoire (as in ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda
Stars: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo
Nostalgia (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano
La Paloma (1974)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A love story between a "demi-mondaine" kept by various lovers, suffering from tuberculosis, and a young provincial bourgeois. Adaptation from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, "The Lady of the Camellias".

Director: Daniel Schmid
Stars: Ingrid Caven, Peter Kern, Peter Chatel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Julien Rochelle
...
Clothilde de Watteville
Jean Bouise ...
Vaudable, consul de France
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Massard
Gérard Desarthe ...
Le colonel de Watteville
Juliette Brac ...
Miss Henry
Patrick Thursfield ...
L'Anglais
Suzanne Thau ...
La tenancière du bordel
Raja Reinking ...
La fille du bar
Mustapha Tsouli ...
Ibrahim
Teco Celio ...
Le capitaine Berta
René Marc ...
Le ministre
Ernst Stiefel ...
Le capitaine russe
Victor Reinking
Rose-Marie Schneider
Edit

Storyline

North Africa in the 1930s. Julien, a young, bored diplomat meets Clothilde, whose husband is on a mission in Siberia. He becomes infatuated with her, and soon ends up spending all his time with her, longing to know everything about her.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 November 1982 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ecate  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lauren Hutton!
9 August 2006 | by (CGSM,Soseaua Nationala 49) – See all my reviews

Daniel Schmid,the director of "Hécate, Maîtresse De la Nuit",died 3 days ago.

This movie lacks more sexuality;its psychology is entirely conventional and ready-made.Still,"Hecate" is not without certain merits (as the directing is also average,still not without ideas).Several things make this flick worth watching :(1)the sexually stunning Lauren Hutton;(2)Morand's world.Some of the lines uttered by the characters are fine,as Morand was,of course,better than most of the usual scriptwriters.There is,also,a certain detachment,that answers Morand's succinct style.(Much of this movie's undeniable charm is of a literary nature.)The many flaws of this movie are obvious,no need to discuss them.The script deserved a better treatment.None the less,Hécate, Maîtresse De la Nuit is an interesting exercise,and,somehow,even a waste of beauty.

I didn't like Giraudeau,who does an extremely bad acting here and is an obvious miscast.He strives to give the movie a fake intensity,all inadequate.The right direction here would be towards some comic-strips quality of the acting;but Giraudeau goes from overacting to somnambulism;a very annoying actor,indeed.I think he is the big responsible for spoiling the movie;Giraudeau was a tremendous miscast.

Ridiculous preciosity,but also a certain instinct for epic liquidity;no skill,still a good detachment that makes the movie work.I know it is not a (really) good movie;but it works.It manages to be interesting despite not being good.This is pretentious and average cinema.But it gets your sympathy.

A certain slowness and absent-mindedness of the somnambulist Giraudeau (towards the end of this movie) remind,sometimes,of "India Song".

"Hecate" is an interesting average movie.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hécate (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?