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L'affaire Marie Besnard (1986)

In the small town of Louvun, Marie and Léon Besnard live quite comfortably. But on 25 October 1947 Léon passes away. Nobody, including the doctor who issued the burial permit, is doubtful ... See full summary »

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Alice Sapritch ...
Paul Barge ...
Maître Hayot
Danielle Volle ...
Maître Favreau-Colombier (as Danièle Volle)
Véronique Silver ...
Louise Paniou
Claude Evrard ...
Le docteur Beroud
Germaine Delbat ...
La mère Davaillaud
Bernard Fresson ...
Maître Gautrat
Vincent Gauthier ...
Maître du Cluzeau
Jacques Alric ...
Nicolas Silberg ...
L'inspecteur Picard
Marc Eyraud ...
Claude Lochy ...
Le président
Michel Ruhl ...
L'avocat général
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
René Alié ...
Le docteur Fabre
Pierre Belot
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In the small town of Louvun, Marie and Léon Besnard live quite comfortably. But on 25 October 1947 Léon passes away. Nobody, including the doctor who issued the burial permit, is doubtful that his death was natural. Nobody except Louise Paniou, a friend of the couple's, who is persuaded that Marie has poisoned her husband... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Remade as Marie Besnard l'empoisonneuse... (2006) See more »

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Another devil in Loudun?
4 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This teleplay was based on a true story.Marie Besnard's story was widely talked about in the French sixties.We will never know whether she was a victim of slander or a criminal.Alice Sapricht was the ideal actress to portray the lady some people of Loudun sometimes used to call "the Good Lady of Loudun".But some other people said she had poisoned members of her family.She was acquitted but who really knows the truth? My best friend's mother told me that ,when I was a little child,me and my pal were playing on a beach and a lady offered us a biscuit.But people warned our mothers "do not let'em take it!it's MARIE BESNARD!" She was perhaps the nice lady of Loudun" after all.


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