The Widow of Saint Pierre | 2001

Drama, Romance
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, however ...more

Cast

... Pauline--'Madame La'

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... Jean--The Captain

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... Ariel Neel Auguste

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... The Governor

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... President Venot

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... Supply & Secretariat Officer

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... Customs Officer

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... Louis Ollivier

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... m Chevassus

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... Soldier Loic

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... The Rear Admiral

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... La Malvilain

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Company

Arane

Production Company

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Cineimaginaire

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Cinemagique

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Epithete Films

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Synopsis

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, however, so 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 sediton by the French government, and he receives his own death sentence.

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