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Release Date:
19 April 2000 (Belgium) See more »
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A true story of revenge and redemption, fear and forgiveness, and the true meaning of love.
Plot:
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Michel Duchaussoy obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 20 March 2012, 11:40 AM, PDT)

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A beautifully austere film about character. See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Juliette Binoche ... Pauline (Madame La)

Daniel Auteuil ... Jean (The Captain)

Emir Kusturica ... Ariel Neel Auguste
Michel Duchaussoy ... The Governor
Philippe Magnan ... President Venot
Christian Charmetant ... Supply and Secretariat Officer
Philippe du Janerand ... Customs Officer
Maurice Chevit ... The Governor's Father
Catherine Lascault ... La Malvilain
Ghyslain Tremblay ... Monsieur Chevassus
Reynald Bouchard ... Louis Ollivier

Marc Béland ... Soldier Loïc

Yves Jacques ... The Rear Admiral
Dominique Quesnel ... The Proprietor
Anne-Marie Philipe ... The Governor's Wife
Isabelle Spade ... President Venot's Wife
Arianne Mallet ... Governor's Child
Julián Gutiérrez ... Governor's Son

Sylvie Moreau ... Adrienne
Genevieve Cocke ... Washhouse Woman
Manon Gauthier ... Washhouse Woman
Marianne C. Miron ... Mme Chevassus
Jean-Paul Rouvray ... The Priest
Michel Daigle ... Father Coupard
Luc Guérin ... Captain Dumontier

Neil Kroetsch ... Captain of the Marie Galante
Sylvain Eluau ... Captain Goelette / Raymound Cloutier (The Adjutant)
Patrick Steltzer ... The Brigadier

Patrick Caux ... Young Soldier
Bernard Tanguay ... The Orderly
Serge Christianssens ... Drummer
Martin Larocque ... Town Crier
Boris Napes ... Assessor
Yvon Roy ... Granjean
Luc Proulx ... Cafe Customer
Kendall Negro ... The Child
Stefan Perrault ... Oarsman
Sarah McKenna ... Emilie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lee Delong

Directed by
Patrice Leconte 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Faraldo 
Patrice Leconte  adaptation

Produced by
Frédéric Brillion .... producer
Gilles Legrand .... producer
Daniel Louis .... co-producer
Denise Robert .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Pascal Estève 
 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joëlle Hache 
 
Casting by
Jacques Dublin 
 
Production Design by
Ivan Maussion 
 
Art Direction by
Ivan Maussion 
 
Costume Design by
Christian Gasc 
 
Makeup Department
Sophie Asse .... assistant hair stylist
Marie-France Cardinal .... key hair stylist
Kathryn Casault .... key makeup artist
Michel Demonteix .... key hair stylist
Réjean Forget .... key hair stylist
Evan Hyisky .... hair stylist
Joël Lavau .... key makeup artist
Isabelle Luzet .... key hair stylist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pierre Allard .... unit production manager
Rémi Bergman .... unit production manager
Frédéric Blum .... production manager
Daniel Hilaréguy .... assistant production manager
Nicole Hilaréguy .... production manager
Emmanuel Legrand .... production manager
Philippe Lenfant .... unit manager trainee
Daniel Ross .... assistant unit manager
Donald Tetreault .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Alloucherie .... assistant director
Grégoire Barachin .... first assistant director
Olivier Chouinard .... assistant director
Anne Gilles .... second assistant director
Angus Maclean .... assistant director
Jacques Pasquier .... assistant director
Simon-Édouard Pilon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
François Aïssa .... construction laborer
Gilles Baillot .... construction laborer
Martin Bartherotte .... set dresser
Alain Bergé .... construction laborer
Bernard Boivin .... construction coordinator
Jean-Michel Boivin .... construction laborer
Michel Bourgeois .... construction laborer
Xavier Buffin .... construction laborer
Michel Charvaz .... property master
Daniel Clerici .... construction laborer
Dominique Coutelle .... construction laborer
Jamie Day .... construction laborer
Virginie Denis Roy .... set dresser (as Virginie Denis)
Pierre Denis .... set dresser
Daniel Donovan .... construction laborer
Eric Frion .... construction laborer
Ludovic Garçon .... construction laborer
Christian Guillebaud .... construction laborer
Claude Guyon .... construction laborer
Brian Hanson .... construction laborer
Mario Hervieux .... set dresser
Marie Ève Lacasse .... set dresser
Frédérique Menichetti .... construction laborer
Igor Mollet .... construction laborer
Henry Morash .... construction laborer
Michel Méry .... set dresser
Véronique Pagnoux .... construction laborer
Xavier Palud .... construction laborer
Frédéric Perron .... construction laborer
Robert Perry .... construction laborer
Manuel Poulain .... construction laborer
Pol Richard .... construction laborer
Nicolas Rufy .... set dresser
Annie Tourriol .... construction laborer
 
Sound Department
Annabel Acquaviva .... sound assistant (as Annabelle Acquaviva)
Jean-Philippe Angelini .... post-synchronization engineer
Fanchon Brulé .... dialogue editor
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Michel Filippi .... post-synchronization engineer
Jean Goudier .... sound
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound engineer
Katrina Heaulme .... post-synchronization engineer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Lainé .... sound engineer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator
Gilles Missir .... foley recordist
Thierry Morlaas-Lurbe .... boom operator
Sandrine Strauss .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Pierre Côté .... special effects
Daniel Pereira de Abreu .... special optical effects
Lorne Dosogne .... special effects
Mario Dumont .... special effects
Francis Marleau .... special effects
Frederic Papon .... special optical effects
Louis Pedneault .... special effects
Benoit Talenton .... special effects
Pierre Turmeau .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Christophe Belena .... digital visual effects
Coralie Boulay .... digital visual effects
Thomas Buchwalder .... digital visual effects
Alain Carsoux .... digital visual effects
Solena Collignon .... digital visual effects (as Solen Collignon)
Stéphanie Dargent .... digital visual effects
Thierry Delobel .... digital visual effects
François Dupuy .... digital visual effects
Sylvian Fabre .... digital visual effects
Xavier Fourmond .... digital visual effects
Chia-Chi Hu .... digital visual effects
Alexandre Jeanneret .... digital visual effects
Alexandre Kolasinski .... digital visual effects
Emmanuel Le Courbe .... digital compositor
Jeremie Leroux .... digital visual effects
Karine Marchandou .... digital visual effects
Frederic Medioni .... digital compositor
Olivier Poujaud .... digital compositor
Céline Sene .... digital visual effects
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Daniel Trujillo .... digital artist
Edouard Valton .... digital visual effects
Nicolas Vibert .... digital visual effects
 
Stunts
Antonio Vidosa .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian A. Adams .... grip
Claude Atanassian .... chief electrician
Michel Atanassian .... electrician
Eric Baraillon .... electrician
Florent Bazin .... assistant camera
Jacques F. Bernier .... assistant camera (as Jacques Bernier)
Gérald Bourget .... generator operator
Stéphanie Branchu .... assistant still photographer
Geoffrey Brown .... assistant camera
Catherine Cabrol .... still photographer
Stéphane Cry .... electrician
Stéphane de Ernsted .... grip
Jérôme Doidy .... grip
Bernard Estève .... electrician
Dominique Fortier .... electrician
Jacob Fortier .... electrician
Jacques Fortier .... chief electrician
Marie Gennesseaux .... video controller
David Grinberg .... assistant camera
Warren Jeffries .... grip
Kevin Jewison .... camera operator: second unit
Raphaël Jordan .... grip
Raphael Jourdan .... grip
Edith Labbe .... assistant camera
Patrice Leconte .... camera operator
Anne Nicolet .... assistant camera
Stéphane Pilon .... grip
Denis Scozzesi .... key grip
Bruce Sharpe .... grip
Marc Simpson-Threlford .... clapper loader
Nicolas Venne .... electrician
Stephen Wells .... grip
Stephen Wells .... rigging grip
 
Casting Department
Geneviève Acien .... extras casting
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
Eric Guy .... casting: Canada
Mireille La Febriere .... extras casting
Anne Lockquell .... casting: Canada
Wendy Ross .... extras casting (as Wendy Cohen Ross)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Françoise Attal Roth .... costumer
Claudette Babin .... costumer
Brigitte Bourneuf .... seamstress
Maureen Burke .... costumer
Caroline Easterey .... seamstress
Tess Hammami .... costumer
Carla Kaiberlah .... costumer
Rose Kreutz .... costumer
Alec Lahey .... costumer
Daniel Lalande .... chief costumer
Françoise Lecours .... costume coordinator
Jocelyne Lucas .... seamstress
Faye MacLeod .... seamstress
Edwige Morel D'Arleux .... costume coordinator
Corinne Page .... seamstress
Pascale Paoli .... costumer
Lyse Pomerleau .... costume coordinator
Germaine Ribel .... costumer
Ginette Régis .... costumer
Florence Sadaune .... assistant costume designer
Florence Sadaune .... chief costumer
Bénédicte Simon .... seamstress
Laurent Sévigny .... costumer
Géraldine Touesnard Joyce .... costumer
Andrée Tremblay .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Emilie Monod .... assistant editor
Clara Ott .... assistant editor
Van der Vorm .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jean-Paul Batailley .... musician: percussion
Denis Caribaux .... assistant music mixer
Denis Caribaux .... assistant music recordist
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Frédéric Guérouet .... musician: accordion
Didier Lizé .... music mixer
Didier Lizé .... music recordist
Nicolas Meyer .... music mixer
Nicolas Meyer .... music recordist
Frédéric Moreau .... musician: violin
Gilberta Pereyra .... musician: bass
Daniel Py .... musician: English horn
Frédéric Robin .... musician: alto
Alexandre Soumagne .... musician: cello
Bernard Wystraete .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Jasmine Lewandowski .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Danielle Baldwin .... production staff
Jérôme Barboux .... video reporter
Nick Barker .... location scout
Andrée Bouvier .... production coordinator
Eric Burchill .... boat wrangler
Michael Burke .... production assistant
Martin Desroches .... production staff
Sylvie Desrosiers .... administrator
Damaris Detours .... production assistant
Luc Detours .... production assistant
Jean-Pierre Devillers .... video reporter
Hakim Falek .... production assistant
Walter Flower Jr. .... boat wrangler (as Walter Flower)
William Flower .... boat wrangler
Massimo Gallizzi .... production assistant
Hélène Grimard .... administrator (as Hélène Gallizzi)
Hélène Grimard .... production accountant (as Hélène Gallizzi)
Anne-Lyse Haket .... production staff
Neil Halverson .... boat wrangler
Vanessa Jerrom .... press relations
Alexandre Juaneda .... set production assistant
Serge Klinger .... production assistant
François Lacasse .... son
Eric Lacesse .... international sales
Sylvie Lalonde .... production assistant
Renaud Le Van Kim .... video reporter
Eric Leca .... production staff
Armelle Lecoeur .... production staff
Marie Leconte .... script supervisor
Nicolas Lecovic .... production assistant
Muriel Lizé .... production coordinator
Nicky Luca .... production assistant
Mario Luraschi .... horse wrangler
Deborah MacNeil .... production staff
Pascal Madura .... horse wrangler
Christophe Maratier .... weapons consultant
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Lisa Martins .... production assistant
Géraldine Milles .... production staff
Marc Moisan .... horse groom
Stéphane Montmorency .... production assistant
Robert Henry Morash .... boat wrangler
Cecilia Nyström .... production coordinator
Anne O'Neill .... coordinator: Forteresse de Louisbourg
Charles Obrul .... laboratory liaison
Xavier Reboli .... horse groom
Sarah Richer .... production staff
Tiffany Rieder .... production staff
Daniel Ross .... assistant unit manager
Terry Rudderham .... production assistant
Karen Smail .... administrator
Stéphane Teillet .... administrator
Donald Tetreault .... production assistant
Vanessa K. Tingley .... production staff
Marisol Turcot .... production assistant
Pete White .... horse wrangler
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La veuve de Saint-Pierre" - France (original title)
"The Widow of St. Pierre" - Canada (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for a scene of sexuality and brief violence
Runtime:
112 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The title refers in part to the French nickname "veuve" (widow) of the guillotine. Although the French dialogue often uses this word for the device, it is never translated as "widow" in the English subtitles.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Neel is told he's strong enough to "ramer jusqu'au chez les Anglais", the English subtitles say "row over to Canada" rather than "row over to the English". This introduces an error: both the geography and the dialogue in other scenes make it clear that Newfoundland is meant, but Newfoundland wasn't part of Canada until 1949.See more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A beautifully austere film about character., 1 November 2001
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

As the best of French cinema does so adroitly, "The Window of Saint-Pierre" tells most of it's story laconically with knowing looks and subtle behaviors while the story it tells is a relentlessly plodding drama of unspoken words and the emotions they evoke. "Widow..." is more about integrity, honor, love, and other intangibles than it is about its relatively simple storyline and the characters involved. A beautifully crafted somber film, "Widow..." is recommended for mature audiences because a measure of maturation is required to appreciate all this austere film has to offer.

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