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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

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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

Hugues Quester didn't get along with writer/director Jean Rollin during the making of this movie. 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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Featured in La nuit des horloges (2007) See more »

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a mood piece
29 January 2006 | by Mathis_VogelSee all my reviews

The beginning of the film - deserted town and railway station sequences are a delight. When the characters eventually enter the cemetery, 'The Iron Rose' gets somehwat tedious, with the heroes merely wondering amid the tombstones, uttering nonsensical lines from time to time. There's little for them to do there. The film was clearly made purely out of Rollin's love for cemetery ambiance,its decay and desolation: multiple shots of crosses and tombstones, strange characters who don't understand each other. Conversations they have lead nowhere and end abruptly. Rollin populates the cemetery with his favourite heroes: a vampire is seen entering the crypt, and a creepy clown bringing some flowers to one of the graves. The acting is rather questionable, also because the script doesn't provide the leads who actually seem to be quite capable actors, with any material to work with. Therefore their behaviour in the film seems really weird as they switch from nearly catatonic state to mad fury for no reason and then become mild and gentle again within seconds. Rollin never ever tells conventional stories with his films, instead he just films what he wants to see, and then puts it together in editing, as a result his subconscious is on display. There's no such thing as pace in his films, he doesn't try an give his films rhythm and structure via editing, he only uses it to put the scenes together (hence the frequent jarring cuts in most of his works). The director's aim is to put you in a particular mood, not to deliver some concrete message. Atmosphere is his ultimate aim, for Rollin admits his films are moving paintings. I was disappointed when I first watched the film, but I rewatch it often. Although lacking any dramatic tension, 'The Iron Rose' is a very beautiful and atmospheric film.


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