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Mystère Alexina

Mystère Alexina

A Feature film by René Féret

Produced by Cinéastes Associés

Release in France : 25/09/1985

    Synopsis

    This provocative French drama is based upon the true story of Herculine Adelaide Barbin, a person who lived in the 19th century and grew up assuming that she was a woman. The character in the film is named Alexina. She had been raised in a convent and at 22-years-old, became the town school teacher in La Rochelle. There she is embraced by the locals who quickly befriend her. The trouble begins when she begins having sexual feelings for her roommate, a teacher named Sara. Their bedroom is divided by a curtain and at night, it is pure torture for Alexina who is deeply confused by the lust she feels. Eventually the two embark upon a lesbian romance until Sara remarks that Alexina loves as if she were a man. Their love affair causes a scandal amongst the townsfolk who find it disgusting. Later, Alexina is examined by a physician who discovers that "she" is also a "he," in short, Alexina is a hermaphrodite.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Cinéastes Associés

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide

    Co-production :

    TF1 Films Production

    French distribution :

    F. Distribution Associés

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    Full credits (8)

    Assistant Director :

    Henri Grimault

    Director of Photography :

    Bernard Zitzermann

    Editor :

    Ariane Boeglin

    Music Composer :

    Anne-Marie Deschamps

    Screenwriters :

    René Féret, Jean Gruault

    Sound Recordist :

    Michel Brethez

    Production Designer :

    Georges Stoll

    Sound Mixer :

    Eric Vaucher

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Sexuality, Identity

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1985

    French release :

    25/09/1985

    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    59331

    Visa issue date :

    14/02/1985

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color