Malpertuis (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Malpertuis (2001)





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Orson Welles
as Cassavius
Susan Hampshire
as Nancy Alice Euryale
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Lampernisse
Daniel Pilon
as Mathias
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Critic Reviews for Malpertuis

All Critics (1)

The result is rather mediocre... [Full review in Spanish]

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Malpertuis


A sailor is taken to Malpertuis, a strange estate ruled by a sickly Cassavius (Orson Welles) from his bed; when Cassavius dies, the odd provisions of his will prod the bizarre residents into conflict. A collection of sometimes brilliant scenes that appears to be building to some kind of mystical revelation, but always pulls back just when things start to get interesting, and ends with a frustrating "dream inside a dream" climax. It was a flop that cut Harry Kumel's promising directorial career short; he claims that the problem was editorial butchering by United Artists, but the 120 minute director's cut is unsatisfying on its own.

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