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The Blonde Witch (1956)

La sorcière (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 11 April 1956 (France)
Brulard, a French civil engineer on assignment in Sweden for a lumber company meets Ina, a local nature-girl type, falls in love, has an affair, tries to convert her to "civilization", but ... See full summary »

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André Michel
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Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Marina Vlady, Giulio Calì
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marina Vlady ... Aino
Maurice Ronet ... Laurent Brulard
Nicole Courcel ... Kristina Lundgren
Michel Etcheverry Michel Etcheverry ... L'ingénieur Camoin
Rune Lindström ... Reverend Hermansson
Erik Hell ... Pullinen
Eric Hellström Eric Hellström ... Erik Lundgren
Ulla Lagnell Ulla Lagnell ... Mrs. Hermansson
Naima Wifstrand ... Maila
Ulf Palme ... Matti
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Brulard, a French civil engineer on assignment in Sweden for a lumber company meets Ina, a local nature-girl type, falls in love, has an affair, tries to convert her to "civilization", but ends up getting her killed by superstitious villagers instead. Written by Denis Sullivan <deniss@nac.net>

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love | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Introducing Marina Vlady as the Strange, Fascinating Beauty in a Story of UNINHIBITED LOVE!

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Drama

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Country:

France | Sweden

Language:

French | Swedish

Release Date:

11 April 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blonde Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

Askersund, Örebro län, Sweden See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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interesting facts
10 May 2013 | by murkis90210See all my reviews

The movie is based on the novel "Olesya" (1898) by the Russian writer Aleksandr Kuprin and the story originally takes place in Southern Russia. Also, the leading role is played by the French actress of the Russian origin, Marina Vladimirovna (hence Marina Vladi as her screen name) Polyakova-Baidarova. Obviously, Russian literature could be a good source of dramatic material for the movie-making industry. And paradoxically, it is probably the most valuable resource (more valuable than oil or even gold) that could be obtained for free. It is free of copyright restrictions (for the most part) and is easy to find on the Internet.


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