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Sorceress (1987)

Le moine et la sorcière (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, History | 23 September 1987 (France)
A Dominican friar visits a 13th-century French village in search of heretics. Despite the opposition of the local priest and the indifference of the villagers, he finds a seemingly perfect ... See full summary »

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Pamela Berger (scenario) (as Paméla Berger), Suzanne Schiffman (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Tchéky Karyo ... Etienne de Bourbon (as Tcheky Karyo)
Christine Boisson ... Elda
Jean Carmet ... Le curé / Vicar
Raoul Billerey Raoul Billerey ... Siméon
Catherine Frot ... Cécile
Féodor Atkine ... Comte de Villars
Maria de Medeiros ... Agnès
Gilette Barbier ... La sacristaine
Nicole Félix Nicole Félix ... Madeleine
Jean Dasté ... Christophe
Mathieu Schiffman Mathieu Schiffman ... Le jeune Artaud
Michel Karyo Michel Karyo ... Etienne jeune
Joëlle Bernier Joëlle Bernier ... La femme de l'église
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A Dominican friar visits a 13th-century French village in search of heretics. Despite the opposition of the local priest and the indifference of the villagers, he finds a seemingly perfect suspect: a young woman who lives in a forest outside the village and cures people with herbs and folk remedies. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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French

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23 September 1987 (France) See more »

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France

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sorceress's Magic
5 February 2005 | by madshellSee all my reviews

This obscure, overlooked art-house film is a near masterpiece, full of strong acting, brilliant directing, and mythical continuity. Similar in theme to "Babette's Feast" and "Chocolat," it illustrates how the religious zealot is sometimes blinded to the true light of divinity in their search for a perfect, godly world. Tchéky Karyo gives a blazing performance as Etienne De Bourbon, full of passion and spite. Yet, it is the ensemble cast, along with beautiful scenery that makes this film so powerful. The story somewhat falls a bit too feminine, where there are only heroines, no heroes, other than the well meaning Vicar, who is more sympathetic to Elda's cause. Queue this one on Netflix!


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