Historical melodrama about the wicked activities of Queen Marguerite, wife of Louis X. of France, who spends her evening with different lovers at the Tower of Nesle and orders them to be killed next morning.
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Abel Gance is a good excuse to enjoy this delightfully absurd story, an elaboration of already historically dubious rumours about a sanguinary and lustful queen. Hardly a successor to 'La Roue' or 'Napoleon' but in the right mood, good fun.