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The Black Book (2018)
Original name: Le cahier noir
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of the adventures, in the twilight of the eighteenth century, of a singular couple formed by a little orphan with mysterious origins and his young Italian nurse of a similarly uncertain birth. They lead us in their wake, from Rome to Paris, from Lisbon to London, from Parma to Venice. Always followed in the shadows, for obscure reasons, by a suspicious-looking Calabrian and a troubling cardinal, they make us explore the dark intrigues of the Vatican, the pangs of a fatal passion, a gruesome duel, banter at the court of Versailles and the convulsions of the French Revolution.
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, cards, cardinal the priest, poisoned, illness, boat, stabbing, sex scene, grave, sea, cemetery, actress playing multiple roles, male nudity, candle, female nudity, bare breasts, wig, singing, death, horse, blood, french revolution, vatican, orphan, duel
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, versailles, paris france

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