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Loudun, October 1947. Leon Besnard and Marie celebrate their eighteenth wedding anniversary with friends and Ady, a former German prisoner they have "adopted". A few days later, Leon dies.... See more »

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Marie Besnard
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Simone
Jean-Yves Chatelais ...
Léon Besnard
Mado Maurin ...
Mme Davaillaud
Frank Geney ...
Ady (as Franck Geney)
Annie Grégorio ...
Louise Pinson
Olivier Saladin ...
Auguste Leclerc
Gérard Chaillou ...
Bodin
Marie-France Santon ...
Mme Trousseau
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Maître Vidal
Philippe Magnan ...
Maître Gabard
Pascal Rénéric ...
Jacques
Jean-Noël Brouté ...
Inspecteur Lavalette
Jean-Paul Dubois ...
Docteur Vallois
Maëva Pasquali ...
Marylou
Anne Loiret ...
La mère de Simone
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Henriette, la postière
Jean-Paul Bonnaire ...
Gaston, le fossoyeur
Nicolas Jouhet ...
René Davaillaud
Marie-Hélène Lentini ...
Mme Rossignol
Maria Ducceschi ...
Mme Duzac (as Marie Ducceschi)
Stéphane Jobert ...
Garnier
Zazie Delem ...
Ginette Baujan
Vincent Duviau ...
Célestin Fichet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean-Pierre Alessandri ...
M. Bonbour
Maurice Antoni ...
Frédéric Joliot-Curie
François Aramburu ...
Pixier
Marie Berto ...
Surveillante chef
Pascal Besson ...
Un journaliste
Cécile Bois ...
Maître Chantal Jacquemin
Mathieu Bonnet ...
Un étudiant en médecine
Olivier Brocheriou ...
Le petit-fils de Bodin
Elise Bronstein ...
Détenue
Julien Cafaro ...
Docteur Cellier
René Carton ...
Professeur Griffon
Michel Chesnereau ...
Le charretier
Bastien Clerin ...
L'enfant de choeur
Laurent Cotillard ...
Client Café Bodin
André Crudeau ...
M. Vidal père
Alain Debruyne ...
L'avocat général de Paris
Max Delor ...
Professeur Kohn-Abres (as Max delord)
Michel Deshayes ...
Journaliste
Tatiana Djordjevic ...
Une jeune fille au marché
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Le Président Guirec
Philippe Faure ...
Le professeur Peccoux
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Technicien RTF
Frédérique Gautier ...
Mme Vidal mère
Benoît Georges ...
Professeur Ollivier
Didier Gourdin ...
Le caricaturiste
Peter Huc ...
Le laborantin
Laurent Ioos ...
L'avocat général de Bordeaux
Pierre Laroche ...
Le Président Boissier
Lara Lefebvre ...
L'habilleuse de la RTF
Jacques Leplus ...
Professeur Kelling
Gérard Levoyer ...
Client Café Bodin
Pascal Lifschutz ...
Le marchand de vin
François Loiseau ...
Un journaliste
Françoise Loreau ...
Surveillante
Jeremy Martin ...
Un technicien de la RTF
Régine Mondion ...
Détenue (as Régine Mondon)
Thierry Nenez ...
Journaliste
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Le professeur Boiledieu
Kévin Petureau ...
Un étudiant en médecine
Louise Pierga ...
Une jeune fille au marché
Edouard Prettet ...
Greffier (as Edouard Prétet)
Hélen Rambault ...
Une commère au marché
Jean-Marc Roulot ...
Professeur Perrot
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Journaliste anglais
Jean-Louis Stanek ...
Journaliste
Catherine Vallon ...
Une commère au marché
Olga Vincent ...
La maquilleuse de la RTF
Rosine Zingg ...
La chanteuse de rue

Directed by

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Christian Faure

Written by

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Daniel Riche ... (written by) &
Olga Vincent ... (written by)
 
Anne Giafferi ... (dialogue) (part two)

Produced by

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Jean-Pierre Alessandri ... producer
Anne Leduc ... delegate producer: RTBF
Olga Vincent ... producer
Arlette Zylberberg ... delegate producer: RTBF

Music by

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Charles Court
Carolin Petit

Cinematography by

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Willy Stassen

Film Editing by

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Jean-Daniel Fernandez-Qundez

Editorial Department

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Arnaud Gallinière ... color timer
Aïn Varet ... assistant editor (as Ain Varet)

Casting By

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Annick Dufrene

Production Design by

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Sébastien Birchler

Costume Design by

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Sandrine Bernard

Makeup Department

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Nathalie Allouche ... additional makeup artist
Isabelle Anfray ... additional hair stylist
Anny Arguedas ... additional hair stylist
Charlotte Arguillère ... additional makeup artist
Laurence Azouvy ... additional makeup artist
Séverine Bellembois ... additional hair stylist
Magali Ceyrat ... additional makeup artist
Sidonie Constantien ... hair stylist (as Sidonie Constantin)
Virginie Duranteau ... additional hair stylist
Régine Duyck-Lattuga ... additional makeup artist
Maryse Faure ... additional hair stylist
Françoise Fichet ... additional hair stylist
Mathieu Gueracague ... additional hair stylist
Mathilde Humeau ... additional makeup artist
Sébastien Imart ... special makeup effects artist
Florence Koechlin ... additional makeup artist
Catherine Leblanc ... key hair stylist / wigs
Nathalie Louichon ... makeup artist
Dorota Okulicz ... additional makeup artist (as Daota Okulicz-Kozaryn)
Pascale Paqueron ... additional hair stylist
Pierre Olivier Persin ... prosthetics effects / special makeup effects artist
Tony Rocchetti ... additional hair stylist
Jean-Christophe Roger ... makeup artist
Miguel Santos ... additional hair stylist
Jacqueline Stuffel ... additional hair stylist

Production Management

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Sébastien Alessandri ... trainee unit manager
Vincent Buisson ... additional trainee unit manager
Georges Cadonha ... trainee unit manager
Laetitia Cangioni ... unit production manager
David Caujolle ... unit manager
Bruno Condroyer ... additional trainee unit manager
Anne Costerg ... trainee unit manager
Christophe Fustini ... additional trainee unit manager
Matthieu Gilbert ... additional trainee unit manager
Mounia Mary ... post-production supervisor
Thomas Payet ... additional trainee unit manager
Thomas Pesnelle ... unit manager
Catherine Puertas ... production manager
Sylvain Quoirez ... trainee unit manager
William Stucki ... trainee unit manager
Emilie Van Steenwinckel ... trainee unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Muriel Aubin ... second assistant director
Bertrand Baudry ... assistant director
Sophie Groussin ... trainee assistant director
Caroline Martel ... second assistant director
Frédéric Roullier-Gall ... first assistant director
Bettina Sanchez ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Brigitte Alvin ... painter
Marine Genin Birchler ... key painter (as Marine Birchler)
Véronique Biron ... additional dresser
Delphine Cappossella ... additional dresser
Alexandre Chapuis ... constructor
Laurent Charasson ... ripper
Anne Chedeau ... trainee dresser
Bernard Chenevier ... key constructor
Pierre-Yves Chevalier ... first assistant art decorator
William Clément ... ripper
Aurélie Conti ... trainee dresser
Nina Cuviller ... additional dresser
Olivier de Chancel ... props
Vincent Deleforge ... constructor
Elodie Devaux ... additional dresser
Anne-Catherine Dieterlen ... second assistant decorator
Aurélie Dolbeau ... trainee dresser
Mirete Elsa ... additional dresser (as Elsa Mirete)
Alain Frentzel ... painter
Christian Giambasi ... painter
Steph Guerreau ... constructor
Julien Lachaud ... painter
Christophe Offret ... property master
Laurence Revillion ... additional dresser
Elsa Rocchetti ... additional dresser
Michel Schmitt ... art department trainee
Joffray Simon ... ripper
Alain Szczygowski ... constructor
Olivia Talan ... trainee props
Hubert Vanbrabant ... ripper (as Hubert Van Brabant)
Bruno Vincent ... constructor
Jean-Luc Whisker ... painter
Emmanuel Maintigneux ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Éric Bonnard ... re-recording mixer
François Domerc ... first assistant sound
Jean-Pierre Fénié ... sound recordist
Jean Lamy ... post-synchronization supervisor
Jean-Marc Lentretien ... sound editor
François Lepeuple ... foley artist
Didier Lesage ... foley engineer
Olivier Marlangeon ... assistant foley artist
Marc Pernet ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Daniel Lenoir ... special effects set props
Guillaume Perthod ... special effects set props
Guillaume Riboult ... HD transfer and titles
Benoit Talenton ... special effects set props

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andy Achard ... trainee grip
Loïc Andrieu ... Steadicam operator
Jean-Bernard Augendre ... electrician
Fabre-Félicien Basselet ... additional electrician
Mathilde Cathelin ... second assistant camera
Etienne Chognard ... still photographer: TF1
Stéphane Chollet ... steadicam operator (as Stéphane Cholet)
Arnaud Coisin ... additional grip
Cyril Colmant ... grip
Benoît Daynes ... additional electrician
Sébastien Demarigny ... additional grip
Alice Desplats ... third assistant camera
Mostefa Djebbari ... electrician
Olivier Goelen ... key grip
Rodolphe Lauga ... Steadicam operator (as Rodolphe Laugat)
Eric Monin ... gaffer
Sophie Moulin ... additional grip
Jacques Parmentier ... key grip
Francis Pinson ... additional electrician
Ferencz Radnai ... additional electrician
Luc Rondeau ... electrician
Xavier Servais ... grip
Christophe Sournac ... additional electrician
Antoine Struyf ... first assistant camera
Ella Van den Hove ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Liv Charpentier ... casting assistant
Christelle Dufour ... casting: bit parts and extras
Pascale Paddy ... casting: bit parts and extras

Location Management

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Bertrand Lalande ... location manager

Transportation Department

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Pascal Canli ... driver: Muriel Robin
Bertrand Dupuy ... additional truck driver
Thibault Herbet ... costume truck driver
Serge Klinger ... additional truck driver
Guilhem Malgoire ... additional truck driver
Mathieu Vinuesa ... costume truck driver

Other crew

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Nathalie Alquier ... script supervisor
Saïda Amezza ... administrator
Johan Apers ... first additional OPV assistant
Guillaume Bauer ... HD transfer and titles / digital media artist
Patrice Birzin ... genny operator: Paris
Takis Candilis ... fiction department head: TF1
Patrick Chamourat ... period cars
Dominique Deviosse-Nayrole ... fiction department artistic director: TF1
Sandrine Diot ... press attache: TF1
Agnes Jeanneau ... second additional OPV assistant
Nathalie Laurent ... fiction department artistic director: TF1
Victoire Lefebvre ... press attache: TF1
Timothée Molle ... third additional OPV assistant
Jean-Christophe Napas ... researcher
Maria Ott ... first additional OPV assistant
Philippe Winckler ... modelmaker
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Loudun, October 1947. Leon Besnard and Marie celebrate their eighteenth wedding anniversary with friends and Ady, a former German prisoner they have "adopted". A few days later, Leon dies. Louise, a friend of the couple's and probably Leon's mistress claims that, on his deathbed, the deceased told her that Marie was poisoning him. The whole town soon condemns Marie and she is arrested and sent to jail. Did she really kill Léon as well as twelve other members of her family as she finds herself charged with? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • The Poisoner (World-wide, English title)
  • L'avvelenatrice (Italy)
Runtime
  • 187 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Remake of L'affaire Marie Besnard (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ? See more »

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