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Malpertuis (1971)

A young sailor finds himself trapped in the labyrinthine mansion of his occultist uncle, along with a number of eccentric and mysterious relatives who all seem to be harboring a dark secret.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cassavius
... Nancy / Euryale / Alice / Nurse / Charlotte
... Charles Dideloo
... Jan
... Lampernisse
... Mathias Crook
... Eisengott
Dora van der Groen ... Sylvie Dideloo
Charles Janssens ... Philarette
Sylvie Vartan ... Bets
Jet Naessens ... Eleonora
Cara Van Wersch ... Rosalie
Jenny Van Santvoort ... Elodie
Fanny Winkler ... Mother Griboin
Robert Lussac ... Griboin (as Bob Storm)
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Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius. He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As the nephew unravels the mystery, we find out he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than we were led to believe. Written by Flávia Dietrich

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A LOT OF VERSIONS
30 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw an english spoken version with 110m informed on the video box, but really 95min in video band. I remember, a long time ago, I saw this film in cinema with more as 110m. A lot of scenes disapeared: The face from Alecta, two times that the antiquaire appears in the film. I remember it was another end too, or maybe I'm wrong? Was ever the last scene a close of Jan's eye? Where is a complete copy of this film? It's very sad this cutting of scenes.


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