France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole allowing him to be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.
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"Monsieur de Paris", the name by which the Robert Middleton character is addressed, was the unofficial title of France's sole headsman after 1870, when the declining frequency of executions forced the retirement of the various provincial headsmen. See more
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