Cast & Crew
Algeria, at the start of the 20th century. Jean Corveler, a renowned lawyer, returns from France where he has just defended the Marguerite rebels, accused of the murder of seven Europeans. He discovers his wife Eugenia, dead, in his bedroom. In a letter, she has written the words: "With all my love". Moving backwards in time, Jean remembers Eugenia's troubled life, a life closely linked with the fate of colonial Algeria. The violence she encounters as a woman, in an oppressive family at the dawn of the century, echoes another violence, that of a muzzled country. Eugenia, who is Dolores' illegitimate child, passed off as her younger sister, is faced with the problem of her own legitimacy in the family, where she occupies a usurped position. A daughter of colonialists whose fortune was built on inequality and injustice, she is also confronted with the question of her status in her own country.
Released in United States August 2001
Shown at Locarno Internationial Film Festival (in competition) August 2-12, 2001.
Released in United States August 2001 (Shown at Locarno Internationial Film Festival (in competition) August 2-12, 2001.)