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The Widow of Saint-Pierre

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Original title
La Veuve de Saint-Pierre
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Claude Faraldo
Music
Pascal Estève
Cinematography
Eduardo Serra
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Canada
Genre
Drama | 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In 1850, in Saint-Pierre, a small French island near Canada, a man is brutally murdered. The murderer, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to die in the guillotine. But they must wait for the lethal instrument to arrive from Paris. A long waiting that Neel shares with the woman of the captain who guards him, Madame La. She trusts in his rehabilitation at any price. Little by little, with the help of his benefactor, the condemned becomes the most popular and indispensable man of the island. But when the guillotine arrives to the island justice should be done, and thus fulfil the sentence...
Awards
2000: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
2000: César awards: 2 Nominations
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