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286 Ratings

Don't Touch the Axe

Ne touchez pas la hache

Directed by Jacques Rivette
France, 2007
Drama, Romance, History


In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau (Guillaume Depardieu), overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette (Jeanne Balibar), for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris…

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Don't Touch the Axe Directed by Jacques Rivette

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival


Indiewire Critics' Poll

2008 | Nominee: Best Lead Performance

BFI London Film Festival


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