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THE TESTAMENT OF DR. CORDELIER

Le testament du Docteur Cordelier

Directed by Jean Renoir
France, 1959
Drama, Horror, TV Movie

Synopsis

This loose adaptation and updating of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was Renoir’s first made-for-TV film. Jean-Louis Barrault (Children of Paradise) delivers a chilly and enigmatic performance as Dr. Cordelier/Opale in a film that was shot quickly.

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Synopsis

This loose adaptation and updating of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was Renoir’s first made-for-TV film. Jean-Louis Barrault (Children of Paradise) delivers a chilly and enigmatic performance as Dr. Cordelier/Opale in a film that was shot quickly.

The Testament of Dr. CordelierDirected byJean Renoir

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1987

Articles from the Notebook

image of the The Nature of Evil: Close-Up on Jean Renoir’s "The Testament of Dr. Cordelier"
Chelsea Phillips-Carr
image of the Video Essay. The Brotherhood of Opale
Cristina Álvarez López
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