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The Feast of All Saints (2001)

Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marcel Ste. Marie
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Philippe Ferronaire
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Cecile Ste. Marie
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Dolly Rose
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Jean-Jacques
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Elsie Claviere
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Suzette Lermontant
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Juliet Mercier
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Older Marcel
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Lola Dede
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Rudolphe Lermontant
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Daguerreotypist Picard
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Aglae Dazincourt (as Jenny Levine)
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Anna Bella Monroe
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Marie Ste. Marie
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Magloire Dazincourt, the owner of Bontemps, the largest sugar plantation of the entire South, asks his favorite cousin, Philippe Ferronaire, to marry his daughter Aglae Dazincourt and take over most of its management and family, including his colored mistress Cecile Ste. Marie, for whom he has a cottage build in New Orleans. When Magloire dies, Philippe becomes her lover and the father -not in law- of her son Marcel, named after his own father though, and promises her to get the boy educated in racially egalitarian Paris from age 18. However while still living in the decadent creole society in New Orleans, Marcel Ste. Marie gets in touch trough a colored carpenter with both his white and black roots, both of which bloodlines suffered greatly in the bloody racial civil wars on Haiti, a subject the American society refuses to deal with publicly, and the more people he gets to know or hears their past, the more he gets aware of social and racial matters. Then his father Philippe gets in ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for violence including a rape, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Fabulous cast makes this a watchable soap-opera
13 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Fascinating topic (pre-Civil War Creole life) is marred by trite dialogue. Many superb Afro-American actors inhabit this Dynasty-Blue&Gray-Roots clone. Good location shooting in Canada. Tragic story receives superficial treatment, but worth seeing just for the star-power. However, a well-handled but brutal sex scene in the second half made it very uncomfortable for me to watch it with my teen-age children.


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