Les Visiteurs du Soir (The Devil's Envoys)
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In medieval France, the affair of two young lovers in a remote, ethereal castle is threatened by two emissaries of the devil. The evil plans of these evil visitors become undone when one of them falls for the young woman and, for him, love proves more powerful than the threat of damnation. Although Carne intended the story to be an allegory for the tests of the French spirit under the rigors of the occupation, the magical atmosphere of the story overwhelms its political aspects.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The dialogue gets increasingly lachrymose, and the slow pace begins to take its toll. Wonderful performances, though, and graced with an undeniable visual splendour."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"An eerie and often beautiful medieval fantasy parable."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A lavish spectacle with a very simple love-conquers-all theme."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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