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The Iron Rose (1973)

La rose de fer (original title)
TV-MA | | Fantasy, Horror | 12 April 1973 (France)
A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can't find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

Director:

Jean Rollin

Writers:

Tristan Corbière (poem), Maurice Lemaître (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Françoise Pascal ... La femme
Hugues Quester ... L'homme (as Pierre Dupont)
Natalie Perrey Natalie Perrey ... La vieille femme au cimetière
Mireille Dargent ... Le Clown (as Dily D'Argent)
Michel Delesalle Michel Delesalle ... Le vampire
Jean Rollin ... Le rôdeur
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Storyline

A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can't find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 April 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Iron Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Amiens, Somme, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films ABC See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2010) (DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO: [Jean Rollin] Strange man walking through the cemetery. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: [Looking up at the stars, while in the cemetery] They say that the stars are gods sending us signals.
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Connections

Featured in La nuit des horloges (2007) See more »

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This is a real find!
21 March 2001 | by mglory67See all my reviews

Rose of Iron, as it is known in English has been difficult to find and largely neglected up until this point. Not only has it been subtitled into English, but the video I own includes a brief introduction by the director, Jean Rollin. He claims the film was inspired by a real life incident.

Rollin refers to Rose of Iron as an art film. Why it has garnered the label of horror can only be because Rollin is largely a director of horror movies. This one isn't. Not really.

The plot concerns a young couple who decide to take a stroll through a quiet, seemingly unending cemetery. When night falls, the lovers realize that they cannot find the way out. As time progresses, fear gives way to madness.

There is much to recommend this film. It is beautifully shot, the cinematography almost having a surreal, dreamlike quality. The performances are quite good also for relative unknowns. If you have the patience, give this one a try. That is, if you can find it...


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