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Savage Souls (2001)
"Les âmes fortes" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  22 May 2001 (France)
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At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a ... See full summary »

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Thérèse
Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Firmin
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Madame Numance
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Monsieur Numance
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Reveillard
Johan Leysen ...
Rampal
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Première femme veillée
Christian Vadim ...
Le pasteur
Carlos López ...
Le muet
Monique Mélinand ...
Thérèse âgée
Jacqueline Staup ...
Deuxième femme veillée
Corine Blue ...
Jeune femme veillée
Aimé Lebedel ...
Vieux chanteur
Nathalie Boutefeu ...
Charlotte
Marc Dantes ...
Forgerons
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At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a blacksmith, to Châtillon, a town in Provence. Here, she makes the acquaintance of the wealthy Madame Numance, who is known for her good deeds. Realising that Thérèse is pregnant and unemployed, Madame Numance insists that she moves into a house on her estate. Whilst Firmin resents the arrangement, Thérèse soon finds that she can exploit the situation, using her benefactor's naivety and generosity for her own gain.. Written by unknown

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Complex ambiguity framed in refined beauty
4 July 2001 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A well acted and respectful adaptation of Giono's masterpiece. Ruiz takes the internal and complex ambiguity of a women's soul and frames and reflects her struggle in the backdrop of the refined beauty of Provence. The truth about Thérèse we may never know but the truth about Ms. Casta's talent on screen is without question.


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