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Noroît (1976)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 3 April 1991 (France)
On an island beach a woman vows to avenge her brother's death at the hands of a pirate leader. With help, the woman spies on the pirates and then gets a job as bodyguard to the pirate leader.

Director:

Jacques Rivette

Writers:

Eduardo de Gregorio (scenario), Marilù Parolini (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Morag
Bernadette Lafont ... Giulia
Kika Markham ... Erika
Humbert Balsan Humbert Balsan ... Jacob
Larrio Ekson Larrio Ekson ... Ludovico
Anne-Marie Reynaud Anne-Marie Reynaud ... Arno
Babette Lamy Babette Lamy ... Regine
Danièle Gégauff Danièle Gégauff ... Celia (as Danièle Rosencranz)
Élisabeth Lafont Élisabeth Lafont ... Elisa (as Elisabeth Medveczky)
Carole Laurenty Carole Laurenty ... Charlotte
Anne-Marie Fijal Anne-Marie Fijal ... Fiao
Marie-Christine Moureau-Meynard Marie-Christine Moureau-Meynard ... Tony (as Marie-Christine Meynard)
Anne Bedou Anne Bedou ... Romain
Georges Gatecloud Georges Gatecloud ... Tugoual, frère d'Arno
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On a beach, Morag weeps over the lifeless corpse of her brother, Shane and vows to avenge his death. He was killed by Giulia, the leader of a band of pirates that inhabit the island's castle. Amongst his band are three men, Jacob, Ludovico and Arno. Morag enlists Erika to be a spy in the pirate's castle and she is employed by Giulia as a bodyguard. His pirate gang attack a boat and Erika attempts to use the distraction as an opportunity for Morag to stab Giulia. However, the plot fails when Morag is hesitant; the boat attack continues and Jacob is injured. Morag uses her dead brother's body as a trap to ensnare another Giulia ally, Regina. She pours poison on the lips of Shane and leaves him in Jacob's bed. Erika and Morag organize a theater where they mimic the scenario of Regina's death. In a rage by the turn of events, Giulia kills a pirate. She then decides to send Jacob to seduce Erika. Meanwhile, Ludovico attempts to discover the location of hidden treasure. Morag is betrayed by... Written by Wiki

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violence | revenge | pirate | murder | gang | See All (8) »


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French Pirates
17 May 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

On an island beach a woman vows to avenge her brother's death at the hands of a pirate leader. With help, the woman spies on the pirates and then gets a job as bodyguard to the pirate leader.

Allegedly, in the original plan, "Noroît" would have followed "Duelle" (1976) as the third episode of the intended four-film series Scènes de la vie parallèle (the first being a supernatural love story and the fourth a musical). This film does have some similar themes to "Duelle", most notably that it is classified as an "experimental fantasy".

Those looking for a straight-up revenge story with pirates may want to look elsewhere. This is a fine film, but the pirates seem more like an acting troupe without a theater than a serious gang of scalawags to be afraid of.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

3 April 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nor'west See more »

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1.85 : 1
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