By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:05 AM EDT

The Widow of Saint-Pierre

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type
  • Movie

A murderer (Emir Kusturica) reforms under the compassionate care of a jailer (Daniel Auteuil) and the wife he loves (Juliette Binoche), but 19th-century laws of capital punishment can’t be budged in this grave, impassioned miniature epic set on a bleak island off the Canadian coast. French director Patrice Leconte offers a profound, timeless study of sincerity and honesty under the cover of a historical panoply. A-

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The Widow of Saint-Pierre

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 112 minutes
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