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Widow of St. Pierre (La Veuve de Saint Pierre) DVD - 2001 from Lions Gate
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Widow of St. Pierre (La Veuve de Saint Pierre)

Release Date: 2/23/01
Release Status: [Showing in Theaters]

Studio: Lions Gate

Year: 2001

Run Time: 112 minutes

Rating: R

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Juliette Binoche, Michel Duchaussoy and Philippe Magnan

Directed by: Patrice Leconte

Produced by: Frederic Brillion and Gilles Legrand

Written by: Claude Faraldo

   Movie Summary: [Foreign]

    In 1850 on the small, isolated Canadian island of Saint Pierre, a sailor, Neel Auguste, murders a man and receives the death penalty after a quick trial. Saint Pierre lacks the necessary tools for an execution. While they wait for a guillotine to arrive from Paris, Neel Auguste moves into the house of the island's army captain. The captain's wife becomes fascinated by the prisoner. and she initially lets him do small jobs around the house, but Neel soon becomes an indispensable presence in her life and in the community. He repairs cottages and plants flowers, and his eagerness to do good makes him one of the most popular residents of the island. When the guillotine finally arrives, the army captain defies orders and calls off the execution, but his merciful act is regarded as sedition by the French government, and he receives his own death sentence.


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