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Sean Connery stars in Fred Zinnemann's haunting tale of incestuous love set against a magnificent background of the Swiss Alps.

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Betsy Brantley ...
Kate
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Johann Biari
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Sarah Meredith
Isabel Dean ...
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Brendel
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Jennifer Pierce
Sheila Reid ...
Gillian Pierce
Georges Claisse ...
Dieter
Kathy Marothy ...
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Terry Kingley ...
Georg
Emilie Lihou ...
Old Woman
Alfred Schmidhauser ...
Martin
Jerry Brouer ...
Van Royen (as Jerry Brouwer)
Marc Duret ...
French Student
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Sean Connery stars in Fred Zinnemann's haunting tale of incestuous love set against a magnificent background of the Swiss Alps.

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The film was made and released about fifty-three years after its source short story "Maiden, Maiden" by Kay Boyle had been first published in her anthology "Fifty Stories" in 1929. See more »

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An Elegant Gem
29 October 2000 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

This is a very fine movie. Maltin really misses it with his review. Fine acting by all of the major players. As at least one other reviewer pointed out, this is a finely crafted, minimalist production as far as the character dialogue. Zinnemann did a superb job of direction. The alpine scenes are exquisitely beautiful. The mountain climbing is realistically of the period (1932) and I found it to be completely engrossing.

The film is a morality play about the nature and reality of boundaries. And what type of tragedy can happen when one ignores boundaries. Beautifully done film. If you like real stories about real people you should love this film. If you're a special effects type of guy you might want to ignore it. Still, the cinemaphotography and mountain climbing scenes are worth a look--even for the most jaded modernist.


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