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Blue Beard

A Feature film by Catherine Breillat

Produced by Flach Film

Production year : 2008

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Flach Film

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Pyramide International

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With an austere setting and simple editing resources, Catherine Breillat develops a simple but loving version of Charles Perrault’s classic. One of the sisters, Catherine, likes scaring the other one, Marie-Anne, with fairy-tales, and insists on reading Bluebeard. The tale from the late seventeenth century starts unfolding on the screen. Other two sisters have fallen from financial grace. After meditating on it, the youngest agrees to marry the wealthy Bluebeard, as disgusting as he is, unaware still of the whereabouts of his seven previous wives. When he goes out on a trip, she only has to respect the prohibition of entering the mysterious room in the castle. But the curiosity of the sisters gives way to the expected horror. Breillat succeeds in representing the harsh, bloody finale, maintaining the tone of freshness and youthful dreaminess of the young Parisian girls from the 50s.



Blue Beard

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

Jean-François Lepetit, Sylvette Frydman

Author of original work :

Charles Perrault

Sound Assistant :

Vincent Breau

Editor :

Pascale Chavance

Casting :

Michaël Weill

Assistant Director :

Michaël Weill

Sound Recordist :

Yves Osmu

Assistant Operator :

Susana Gomes

Sound Editor :

Stéphane Brunclair

Sound Mixer :

Éric Bonnard

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Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation , Drama

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Nationality :

Majority French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

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Audio format :

Dolby stereo