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Bluebeard (2009)

Barbe bleue (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy | 1 April 2010 (South Korea)
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An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

Director:

Catherine Breillat

Writers:

Charles Perrault (fairy tale "La Barbe bleue"), Catherine Breillat (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Thomas ... Barbe Bleue / Bluebeard
Lola Créton ... Marie-Catherine
Daphné Baiwir Daphné Baiwir ... Anne
Marilou Lopes-Benites Marilou Lopes-Benites ... Catherine
Lola Giovannetti Lola Giovannetti ... Marie-Anne
Farida Khelfa Farida Khelfa ... La mère supérieure
Isabelle Lapouge Isabelle Lapouge ... La mère
Suzanne Foulquier Suzanne Foulquier ... Soeur Barbe
Laure Lapeyre Laure Lapeyre ... Ida
Luc Bailly Luc Bailly ... Le minot
Adrien Ledoux Adrien Ledoux ... L'émissaire de Barbe Bleue
Jacques Triau Jacques Triau ... L'évêque
Jean Bourlot Jean Bourlot ... Le cocher
Rose-Line Fric Rose-Line Fric ... La couturière
Christian Urbain Christian Urbain ... Le créancier
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Storyline

In France in the mid-'50s, Catherine (Marilou Lopes-Benites) enjoys toying with her older sister, Marie-Anne (Lola Giovannetti), by reading her the story of the murderous and oft-married Bluebeard, embellishing the story with plenty of gore and scaring the girl out of her wits. As Catherine rereads the story, we're taken back to the year 1697, as Lord Bluebeard (Dominique Thomas) prepares to make Marie-Catherine (Lola Créton) his seventh wife. Marie-Catherine's youth and innocence make her an especially attractive quarry to Bluebeard, and rather than murder her right away, he decides to wait a while in order to savor the terrible joy of claiming her life. However, as Bluebeard becomes caught in a cycle of events that keep him from following through on his wife's murder, the two slowly become something like a normal couple and Marie-Catherine begins to turn the tables on her spouse.

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Genres:

Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Flach film [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 April 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Barba azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Limousin, France

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,370, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$33,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,696
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Boy... what a bore!
26 June 2010 | by adi-catSee all my reviews

I can't tell you how disappointed and bored I was while watching this movie.

I kept hoping with all my heart that it will pick up its feet at some point and start delivering some feeling, magic, action or whatever. But alas, that was all in vain.

It keeps the same slooooooow pace from start to end, the actors keep showing the same inexpressive faces and delivering the same emotionless dialogs.

That is when they bother to speak. In the rest of the time they keep staring in some more or less distant point for quite long periods (I suppose it's meant to show us how deep they feel or think).

I don't know how the book ends... but the end of the movie looked pretty fuzzy and stupid to me.

You're never told why Blue Beard did all those horrible things or how did the little girl managed to escape.

The only good things in this movie were the costumes and locations, I guess.

All in all, if you expect some bit of fairy-tale, of magic, of fantasy or anything at all which would glue you to the chair in front of the screen, I think you'll be pretty disappointed.


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