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Barbe bleue (2009)

Not Rated | | Fantasy | 1 April 2010 (South Korea)
An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

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Marie-Catherine
Daphné Baiwir ...
Anne
Marilou Lopes-Benites ...
Catherine
Lola Giovannetti ...
Marie-Anne
Farida Khelfa ...
La mère supérieure
Isabelle Lapouge ...
La mère
Suzanne Foulquier ...
Soeur Barbe
Laure Lapeyre ...
Ida
Luc Bailly ...
Le minot
Adrien Ledoux ...
L'émissaire de Barbe Bleue
Jacques Triau ...
L'évêque
Jean Bourlot ...
Le cocher
Rose-Line Fric ...
La couturière
Christian Urbain ...
Le créancier
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An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

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Barba azul  »

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$2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,370 (USA) (28 March 2010)

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$39,745 (USA) (24 March 2017)
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25 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I felt like I was attending a Riannesance Faire with all the costumes and dancing and people eating without utensils. It was a beautiful movie in that regard.

I wonder at the significance of Bluebeard's clothing. He wore a robe at one time that had IHS on the back, and another time, he seemed to be wearing a stole over his clothing like a priest saying Mass. A disparagement at the patriarchal Catholic Church?

But, that aside, the film which is really two stories in one, is a feminist telling of the Bluebeard story. In both stories, we see a highly patriarchal society, where women are an afterthought. The rules of men must be obeyed.

It is left up to the viewer to determine if things resolved themselves satisfactorily. A bow to Salome in one story, and wish fulfillment in sibling rivalry in another.

It is not your usual Catherine Breillat film. A PG rating would probably be stretching it, only for the blood.


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