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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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