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Beatrice (1987)

La passion Béatrice (original title)
Somewhere in France during the Middle Ages. Béatrice is impatient to see her father return from English captivity. She doesn't expect however that the father whom she loves from distance ... See full summary »

Director:

Bertrand Tavernier

Writer:

Colo Tavernier (as Colo Tavernier O'Hagan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... François de Cortemart (as Bernard Pierre Donnadieu)
Julie Delpy ... Béatrice de Cortemart
Nils Tavernier Nils Tavernier ... Arnaud de Cortemart
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... La mère de François
Robert Dhéry ... Raoul
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ... Hélène
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Richard
Jean-Claude Adelin Jean-Claude Adelin ... Bertrand Lemartin (as Jean Claude Adelin)
Jean-Louis Grinfeld Jean-Louis Grinfeld ... Maître Blanche (as Jean Louis Grinfeld)
Claude Duneton Claude Duneton ... Le Curé
Isabelle Nanty ... La Nourrice
Jean-Luc Rivals Jean-Luc Rivals ... Jehan (as Jean Luc Rivals)
Roselyne Vuillaume Roselyne Vuillaume ... Marie (as Rosaline Villaumé)
Maïté Maillé Maïté Maillé ... La Noiraude
Albane Guilhe Albane Guilhe ... La Recluse
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Storyline

Somewhere in France during the Middle Ages. Béatrice is impatient to see her father return from English captivity. She doesn't expect however that the father whom she loves from distance will be the most hateful person who will submit her and her family to abuse and humiliation. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 November 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatrice See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$211,821
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

La Noiraude: The earth is flooded with brutes., and they'll procreate. The plague is nothing in comparison.
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Soundtracks

Pie Jesu
Composed by Lili Boulanger
Conducted by Igor Markevitch
Courtesy of Everest Records
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Visually strong, it will stay with you!
2 November 2002 | by FrankSee all my reviews

Set in Medieval France, La Passion Beatrice explores the coming of age of a young woman. The film is very bright and colorful, in contrast to the dark themes. The brightness works well to maintain the outlook of youth, of hope, of optimism in the face of the meanness of middle age life. In contrast to the brightness of Beatrice is the darkness of her war hero father who has become a vicious bandit manor lord.

Quite strong, even if a fairly repulsive story.

Watch this once on video with the subtitles covered so you can concentrate on the imagery.


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