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by Tony Richardson1h451965United Kingdom

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In a French village, Manou is an Italian logger, virile, with a broad laugh. He can't say no to women's sexual invitations, and jealous villagers blame him for recent fires and a flood. He is innocent; the culprit is "Mademoiselle," town schoolmarm, a recent arrival admired by all, but sexually repressed and obsessed with Manou. She sets the first fire accidentally and throbs watching a shirtless Manou perform heroics. Subsequent catastrophes are no accident and express her mad passion for him. Also, after befriending Manou's son, she turns on the lad, making him miserable and raising his suspicions. Her designs, Manou's frank innocence, and the town's xenophobia mix explosively.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Distributor : Universal Pictures
    • Production Compagny : Woodfall Films Productions, Procinex
    • Scenario : Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet
    • Editing : Sophie Coussein, Anthony Gibbs
    • Director : Tony Richardson
    • Producer : Woodfall Film Productions
    • Photo Director : David Watkin
    • Set Decoration : Jacques Saulnier, Charles Mérangel
    • Costume Design : Jocelyn Rickards
    • Sound Recorder : Peter Handford
    • Original Music : Antoine Duhamel
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 1965
    • French release date : 3 juin 1966
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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