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10 Ratings

Catherine de Heilbronn

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1980
Drama, TV Movie


In the Middle Ages, the earl Wetter von Stahl is accused of having bewitched Catherine, the daughter of the gunsmith of Heilbronn, the earl tries to be exonerated by proceeding himself to the interrogation of the young woman.

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Catherine de Heilbronn Directed by Éric Rohmer

Critics reviews

If you can get past watching a film record of stage play and take it as a film on its own, Catherine de Heilbronn feels like a surreal drama where the characters are moving through a dream world of fake props and artificial light. And as a filmed record it does do more than just shoot the action on the stage from a static, wide angle set-up; Rohmer edited the footage so the record has the dynamism of a film.
March 17, 2017
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  • josé neves's rating of the film Catherine de Heilbronn

    From an extraordinary play by Kleist, Rohmer with some of his usual actors builds a hybrid between an idea of a great historical spectacle and a smaller romantic intrigue, almost domestic, despite the immense density of the writer's words. To play between these assumptions, insisting on something of a cinematic dimension, namely in the flashback and oneirism moments, is something very much appreciable.

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