The Widow of Saint-Pierre Movie Review 2000

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Saint-Pierre is a remote French-run island off the coast of Newfoundland. In 1849, drunken sailor Neel Auguste (Kusturica) is involved in a murder and condemned to death via guillotine--known as the "widow." But the island doesn't have one and it must be sent from another French colony. In the meantime, Auguste is in the custody of the local military officer, Le Capitaine (Auteuil), whose compassionate wife (Binoche) has a repentent Auguste released to do chores for the islanders. But the more Auguste becomes part of the community, the more the townspeople become uneasy about the rightness of his fate. French with subtitles.


CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL:, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 19th Century, Island Fare, Death Row, Military: Foreign, Marriage, Canada
Claude Faraldo
Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy, Sylvie Moreau, Sarah McKenna, Reynald Bouchard, Philippe Magnan
Eduardo Serra
Patrice Leconte
Pascal Esteve
Paul Laine, Jean Goudier, Joelle Hache, Ivan Maussion, Christian Gasc
Gilles Legrand, Frederic Brillon, Cinemaginaire Inc., France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Epitheta Films, Lions Gate Films

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