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21 Ratings

Monsieur Hawarden

Directed by Harry Kümel
Belgium, Netherlands, 1969


A young aristocrat leaves Paris, during the 19th Century, to live alone in Ligneville. After his death it is discovered that Monsieur Hawarden was in fact a woman.

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Monsieur Hawarden Directed by Harry Kümel

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  • inquisita's rating of the film Monsieur Hawarden

    Desire as subverter of alternate identity made for a nice plot, but I wish the ending was not so excessively open, I wish there was an improved mount Parnassus, with a tenth Muse for cinema, that would take care to give a touch of Marienbad or Silver Globe to films whose authors spill in the second half all logic and reasons for action the first half so marvellously missed, thus cutting the chilling charm of a

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