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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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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 November 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beatrice See more »

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Gross USA:

$211,821
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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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not a good time
22 July 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's an isolated medieval French castle in the middle ages. François de Cortemart grew up without love. He murdered his mother's lover which deprived him of his mother's love. Decades later, he has two children; Béatrice (Julie Delpy) and Arnaud. Béatrice is the purest of innocence. She eagerly awaits her father's return from war with the English. Upon his return, François unleashes his cruelty on his children and the people of the castle.

Julie Delpy is magic. She's unforgettable. Her incest rape is disturbing. My main issue is the cinematography and directing. There are some impressive shots but mostly, it's rather dull. The use of a real place may actually hinder any imaginative camera work. The subject matter is also very tiring. This is not a fun time. This movie grinds down the audience.


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