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The Widow of Saint-Pierre
Original name: La veuve de Saint-Pierre
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small that it has neither a guillotine nor an executioner. While those are sent for Auguste is placed under the supervision of army Captain.
Style: emotional, serious, compassionate, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, breathtaking, cerebral, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, murder, island, prison, love, romance, human nature, death penalty, marriage, love story, death, beautiful scenery, death row, friendship, tragic love, fighting the system, french, moral ambiguity, relationships, secrets, storytelling, idealism, catastrophe, fisherman, execution ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 1850s
Place: france, europe
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The Girl on the Bridge
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