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Juan Luis Buñuel
Adalberto Maria Merli
Richard is a medieval nobleman. After his first wife dies in an accident and is buried in the family vault, he remarries and has children by his second wife. A mad longing for his first wife Leonor comes over him, and he sells his soul to the devil for a chance to get her back. But when she returns, she is a murderous vampire.Written by
Separated by death...and yet not separated in life
French-Italian-Spanish co-production has widower in 18th century Europe remarrying but unable to forget his first wife Leonor, who died a young beauty after being crushed by her horse (her doctor--a butcher-- believed "bleeding her" was the cure for her comatose state). 10 years pass before the husband believes he has seen Leonor standing by the river. After her crypt is opened, he and his beloved are reunited, but Leonor appears to be in a hypnotic trance until the blood of an innocent child suddenly restores her spirit. Co-written and directed by Juan Buñuel, this mercilessly slow yet intriguing drama has many unusual and unsettling moments. The English dubbing on the US print is stilted, though one can still perceive that the lead performances by Michel Piccoli and Liv Ullmann (and also by Antonio Ferrandis as the wise gardener) are deeply felt. The finale feels truncated--the continuity in the third act is choppy in general--though that may be the fault of the American distributor. Ennio Morricone's lovely title theme is quite similar to his theme two years later for "Exorcist II: The Heretic". ** from ****
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