Patrie (1946)

Brussels in the year 1568, as the Flemish people are fighting against the tyranny of the Spanish occupiers. Led by Count de Rysoor, the revolt against the ruthless Duke of Alba, is meant to... See full summary »


Louis Daquin


Pierre Bost (dialogue), Louis Daquin (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Pierre Blanchar ... Le comte de Rysoor
Jean Desailly ... Karloo van der Noot
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Elisabeth, comtesse de Rysoor
Lucien Nat Lucien Nat ... La duc d'Albe
Pierre Dux ... Jonas
Julien Bertheau ... Le prince Guillaume d'Orange
Louis Seigner Louis Seigner ... Le père Vargas
Pierre Asso Pierre Asso ... Pablo
Marcel Lupovici Marcel Lupovici ... Del Rio (as Lupovici)
Mireille Perrey ... Catherine Jonas
Marie Leduc Marie Leduc ... Donna Rafaela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonin Baryel Antonin Baryel
Jean-Marie Boyer Jean-Marie Boyer ... L'apprenti
Pierre de Rigoult Pierre de Rigoult
Guy Decomble Guy Decomble ... Un échevin


Brussels in the year 1568, as the Flemish people are fighting against the tyranny of the Spanish occupiers. Led by Count de Rysoor, the revolt against the ruthless Duke of Alba, is meant to help Prince William of Orange to get into the city and come to power. Now, the count's lieutenant, has an affair with Elisabeth, Rysoor's wife. For the time being, the count, who thinks of his homeland first, turns a blind eye. But such a relationship might well undermine the whole rebellion movement... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

23 October 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

En Kvinde forraadte See more »

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Production Co:

Filmsonor See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Pro Patria (1914) See more »

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Chimes of freedom
22 February 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although it happens in Flandres ,in the sixteenth century,it is actually the occupied France in WW2.During that period,the directors had to find their inspiration in the past as was so often the case with their movies of that era (Carné's "Les Visiteurs Du Soir" ).In 1945,France was a free country again,and there was no more reason to "conceal" the message;the directors,especially René Clément, made no bones about it ("Le Père TRanquille" )

Oddly,"Patrie" (=homeland,the title is revealing) is about a Flemish abortive attempt to free themselves from the yoke of their oppressors,the Spanish.The Flemish as the French,the Spanish as the German,and a beautiful woman as a collaborationist .

Pierre Blanchar is the leader of the rebels ,his mission is to help Guillaume d'Orange get into the town and come to power;but alas ,his best friend,Carlo (Jean Dessailly) ,is his wife's lover and she is not prepared to see her love sacrificed for the sake of the country .

This is a really good drama in costume ,with lots of courage,cruelty,treason,and a grandiose finale.

Louis Daquin 's way was very special: in "Nous Les Gosses" (1942) he put his trust in the future ,then flirted with the Vichy ideology ("Le Voyageur De La Toussaint",and mainly "Premier De Cordée") before celebrating the resistance.

Like this?try this.....

"La Kermesse Héroïque " Jacques Feyder ,1935

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