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The Widow of St. Pierre (2000)

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, more...
Director: Patrice Leconte
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Studio: Lions Gate
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Politics and Social Issues, Costume Drama/Period Piece, France
Running Time: 108 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
Director Emir Kusturica makes his onscreen debut in this 19th century tale of a loyal, strong-willed woman who follows her soldier husband to a desolate French territory off the coast of Newfoundland. Madame La (Juliette Binoche) lives in marital bliss on the island of Saint-Pierre with her loving, oddball husband (Daniel Auteuil), simply called "the Captain" by his charges. Their world is upset one night, however, when two visiting sailors on a bender murder a local citizen. Neel usturica is sentenced to death, but the other one dies in a carriage accident before reaching prison. As the island waits for a guillotine (or "widow") to be shipped from the French government, Madame La does her best to convince the townspeople that Neel is genuinely good of heart and doesn't deserve a bloody fate. La Veuve de Saint-Pierre marks the second time that Auteuil has worked with director Patrice Leconte: their first effort, La Fille Sur la Pont, earned him a Best Actor award at the Cesars, France's equivalent to the Academy Awards. La Veuve screened at the 2000 Cannes and Toronto film festivals. ~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide



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The French just keep doing it
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