The Widow of Saint-Pierre

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Released 2001

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Director:
Patrice Leconte
Released:
2001
Rating:
R
While a guillotine and an executioner are sent from France, a convict sentenced to death on the isolated island of Saint-Pierre strives to better himself in the eyes of the police chief's beautiful wife. But when an event takes place turning public opinion against his execution, the town's politicians become even more determined to carry it out - and teach the police chief and his wife a lesson they will never forget...

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A beautiful and haunting film that tells this story, and then tells another subterranean story about the seasons of a marriage.

  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Mr. Leconte seems at last to have anchored his cinematic gifts to a story worth caring about.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Faraldo's most engrossing and inventive script, alternately serious and comic, is beautifully realized by Binoche, Auteuil and Kusturica, all of whom reveal a nobility of spirit an...

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    Drama

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    Love & Romance, Foreign Language