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Therese (Thérèse Desqueyroux)1962

Therese (Thérèse Desqueyroux) (1962)





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In this drama, an unhappy wife tries to escape her marriage by poisoning her obnoxious spouse with arsenic. Unfortunately, he doesn't die. The husband decides not to press charges, and the woman is forced to return to their country chateau where the vengeful husband locks her in a room.


Emmanuelle Riva
as Therese Desqueyroux
Philippe Noiret
as Bernard Desqueyroux
Edith Scob
as Anne de la Trave
Sami Frey
as Jean Azevedo
Renee Devillers
as Mme. de la Trave
Lucien Nat
as Jerome Larroque
Richard Saint-Bris
as Hector de la Trave
Jeanne Pérez
as Balionte
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The astonishing thing is that, in making so completely personal a film, [Georges] Franju has remained meticulously faithful to Mauriac's novel.

March 17, 2020 | Full Review…

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