La Passion Béatrice (The Passion of Beatrice)
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La Passion Béatrice (The Passion of Beatrice)
In this 1987 film, director Bertrand Tavernier depicts French life in the Middle Ages as dreary, unromantic, and brutal. The story begins when a warrior leaves home to fight in the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) between France and England. Before his departure, he gives his young son, François, a sword to safeguard his mother and her virtue. One day, after the boy opens a bedroom door to find his mother willingly submitting to a man, he uses the sword to kill the man and becomes traumatized with guilt and enmity toward his mother. Years later, François (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) must go… More

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"128 minutes of slow-motion torture."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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