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L'oeuvre au noir (1988)

 |  Drama  |  13 May 1988 (France)
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In the sixteenth century, Spain occupies Flanders, an Inquisition enforces the faith. Aging writer and philosopher, Zénon Ligre, comes to Bruges using a false name and papers to serve as a ... See full summary »

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Prieur des Cordeliers
Jacques Lippe ...
Myers
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Catherine
Philippe Léotard ...
Henri-Maximilien
Jean Bouise ...
Campanus
Marie-Christine Barrault ...
Hilzonde
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Martha
Mathieu Carrière ...
Pierre de Hamaere
Pierre Dherte ...
Cyprien
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Rombaut
Dora van der Groen ...
Greete
Senne Rouffaer ...
Le Cocq
Geert Desmet ...
Han
Michel Poncelet ...
Josse
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In the sixteenth century, Spain occupies Flanders, an Inquisition enforces the faith. Aging writer and philosopher, Zénon Ligre, comes to Bruges using a false name and papers to serve as a physician to the poor, establishing a clinic and steam bath. His methods and opinions are outside the mainstream, but he has the protection and friendship of the local Prior. Zénon, an aristocrat with a degree in canon law, lives humbly. He learns of bacchanals under Masonic signs involving monks and women, and he warns those involved. The Prior is dying, and he urges Zénon to flee to England. Zénon burns his writing. Will he leave or will he face ecclesiastical accusers and, perhaps, the stake? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not quite The Name of the Rose...
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A doctor in the Netherlands during the sixteenth century is caught up in the conflict between Catholic Spain and Protestant Holland.

Solemn treatment of a distinguished work of literature; the essence of the book just does not seem to come through.


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