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La vouivre (1989)

Arsène Muselier returns to his home village at the end of the First World War. His only injury is a head wound, which sometimes provokes periods of delirium and fury. As he renews his ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Wilson

Writers:

Marcel Aymé (novel), Georges Wilson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lambert Wilson ... Arsène Muselier
Jean Carmet ... Réquiem
Suzanne Flon ... Louise Muselier
Jacques Dufilho ... Urbain
Macha Méril ... La Rodinet
Kathy Kriegel Kathy Kriegel ... (as Kathie Kriegel)
Jean-Jacques Moreau Jean-Jacques Moreau ... Victor
Paola Lanzi Paola Lanzi ... Belette
Laurence Treil Laurence Treil ... La Vouivre
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Bruno Abraham-Kremer ... Le curé
Michel Arroyo Michel Arroyo ... Le convoyeur
Catherine Artigala Catherine Artigala ... Rose
Jean-Pierre Dravel Jean-Pierre Dravel ... Jonquier
Pierre Forest Pierre Forest ... Pontois
Mireille Franchino Mireille Franchino ... Loïse
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Arsène Muselier returns to his home village at the end of the First World War. His only injury is a head wound, which sometimes provokes periods of delirium and fury. As he renews his acquaintance with the people he left behind - his mother, the old farmhand who brought him up after his father's death, his former girlfriend, and many others - he becomes fascinated by the legend of La Vouivre, a creature with the body of a woman who lives in the marsh, surrounded by vipers. One day, Arsène sees the strange woman - she is naked, beautiful, alluring, and he is instantly enchanted by her. Can she be real, or is she merely a creation of his damaged mind...? Written by Polly_Kat

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Drama

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Wilson father and son
19 May 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

George Wilson wrote the screenplay adapted from a relatively obscure Marcel aymé novel.His son Lambert Wilson starred as the hero,a young soldier returning home after fighting in WW1:he was wounded and it had serious after-effects .

In the village where he lives,they tell that a splendid woman swims in the nude in the ponds ,protected by the vipers.They call her "La Vouivre" The ex-soldier falls for her,becomes her lover:she will be the death of him.

The movie was panned as soon as it was released :directing displays no sense of mystery,which was necessary in a supernatural story,but Lambert Wilson and Jean Carmet save the film from tedium.


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Country:

France

Release Date:

11 January 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A kígyólány See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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