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Frankenstein: A Love Story (1974)

Frankenstein: Une histoire d'amour (original title)
Fascinated by the idea of being able to create life through science, a count produces a monster from corpses. Does the creature have a soul?


Bob Thénault


François Chevallier (adaptation), François Chevallier (dialogue) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Gérard Berner Gérard Berner ... Frankenstein
Karin Petersen Karin Petersen ... Elisabeth
Françoise Lugagne Françoise Lugagne ... La mère
Gérard Boucaron Gérard Boucaron ... Frobélius
Nicolas Silberg Nicolas Silberg ... Merchior
Jean Lepage Jean Lepage ... Professeur Kempf
Marc Fayolle Marc Fayolle ... Le recteur
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Le juge
Catherine Coste Catherine Coste ... Lilith
Jacques Delmare Jacques Delmare ... Klamm
Daniel Léger Daniel Léger ... Baruch
Liliane Coutanceau Liliane Coutanceau ... La paysanne
Georges Dupuis ... Le directeur de prison


Fascinated by the idea of being able to create life through science, a count produces a monster from corpses. Does the creature have a soul?

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7 May 1974 (France) See more »

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Frankenstein 95 See more »

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one is left willing for the end
16 February 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I acquired a copy of this obscurity, as I do much of the more unusual stuff I watch, at London film fair. The quality of print is usually very good if the content sometimes disappointing. Here the first thing that strikes one is the appalling sound quality. I recall in my very early days of home video recording getting some rough noise on the background but this is very difficult with seemingly inconsequential sounds of running water or rain becoming magnified to extreme levels. Anyway, not one to give up on a movie, I stuck with it and gradually the story became more interesting and the noise less intrusive. Weird blend of the original tale and extra elements devised with French perversity to add depth/confusion/pretension (take your pick!) and slowly (very) this becomes less interesting and more annoying. The tendency to overact by the village idiot and the wild man of the mountain becomes more irritating and in the end (as romance blossoms of all things) one is left willing for the end. I've possibly been a little unfair on this 70s TV movie and for Frankenstein aficionados it will be worth a look but casual viewers, I should steer well clear.

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