The Widow of Saint Pierre


1h 52m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In 1850 on the small, isolated Canadian island of Saint Pierre, a sailor, Neel Auguste, murders a man and receives the death penalty after a quick trial. Saint Pierre lacks the necessary tools for an execution, however, so while they wait for a guillotine to arrive from Paris, Neel Auguste moves int

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Witwe von St. Pierre, L'Àmore che non muore, La veuve de Saint-Pierre, La viuda de Saint Pierre, LÀmore che non muore, Veuve de Saint Pierre, La, Widow of Saint Pierre, Witwe von St. Pierre, veuve de Saint-Pierre, viuda de Saint Pierre
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Duboi; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; France 2 Cinéma; France 3 Cinéma; Gras Savoye; Pyramide Films; SociTtT Radio Canada; Sodec; StudioCanal; TTlTfilm Canada; Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Cathay Film Organization; CinTart; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Key Films; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Triangelfilm; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Paris, France; Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

In 1850 on the small, isolated Canadian island of Saint Pierre, a sailor, Neel Auguste, murders a man and receives the death penalty after a quick trial. Saint Pierre lacks the necessary tools for an execution, however, so while they wait for a guillotine to arrive from Paris, Neel Auguste moves into the house of the island's army captain. The captain's wife becomes fascinated by the prisoner. and she initially lets him do small jobs around the house, but Neel soon becomes an indispensable presence in her life and in the community. He repairs cottages and plants flowers, and his eagerness to do good makes him one of the most popular residents of the island. When the guillotine finally arrives, the army captain defies orders and calls off the execution, but his merciful act is regarded as sediton by the French government, and he receives his own death sentence.

Crew

Pierre Allard

Unit Production Manager

Anne Alloucherie

Assistant Director

Jean-philippe Angelini

Post-Synchronization

Gregoire Barachin

Assistant Director

Remy Bergman

Production Manager

Frédéric Blum

Production Manager

Frederic Brillion

Producer

Fanchon Brule

Dialogue Editor

Marie-france Cardinal

Key Hairstylist

Kathryn Casault

Makeup

Pascal Chauvin

Sound Effects

Olivier Chouinard

Assistant Director

Pierre Cote

Special Effects

Daniel Pereira De Abreu

Special Optical Effects

Pascal Dedeye

Sound Effects

Michel Demonteix

Key Hairstylist

Lorne Dosogne

Special Effects

Jacques Dublin

Casting

Edouard Dubois

Music Consultant

Mario Dumont

Special Effects

Pascal Esteve

Music

Claude Faraldo

Screenwriter

Michel Filippi

Post-Synchronization

Rejéan Forget

Key Hairstylist

Christian Gasc

Costume Designer

Anne Gilles

Assistant Director

Jean Goudier

Sound Editor

Frederic Guerouet

Other

Eric Voeglin Guirec

Vocal Soloist

Joelle Hache

Editor

Claude Hazanavicius

Direct Sound

Katrina Heaulme

Post-Synchronization

Dominique Hennequin

Mixer

Nicole Hilareguy

Production Manager

Vanessa Jerrom

Unit Publicist

Kevin Jewison

2nd Unit Cameraman (2nd Unit)

Paul Laine

Direct Sound

Joel Lavau

Makeup

Jean-louis Lebras

Adr Recordist

Marie Leconte

Script Supervisor

Patrice Leconte

Screenplay

Patrice Leconte

Adaptation

Emmanuel Legrand

Production Manager

Gilles Legrand

Producer

Didier Lize

Music Recordist/Mixer

Daniel Louis

Co-Producer

Mario Luraschi

Equestrian Advisor

Isabelle Luzet

Key Hairstylist

Angus Maclean

Assistant Director

Pascal Madura

Equestrian Advisor

Christophe Maratier

Other

Francis Marleau

Special Effects

Ivan Maussion

Production Designer

Gilles Missir

Sound Effects Recordist

Thi Loan Nguyen

Makeup

Annie O'neill

Other

Frederic Papon

Special Optical Effects

Jacques Pasquier

Assistant Director

Louis Pedneault

Special Effects

Gilberto Pereyra

Song Performer

Simon Edouard Pilon

Assistant Director

Daniel Py

Other

Denise Robert

Co-Producer

Frederic Robin

Other

Eduardo Serra

Director Of Photography

Benoit Talenton

Special Effects

Pierre Turmeau

Special Effects

Antonio Vidosa

Stunt Arranger

Pete White

Equestrian Advisor

Bernard Wystraete

Conductor

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Witwe von St. Pierre, L'Àmore che non muore, La veuve de Saint-Pierre, La viuda de Saint Pierre, LÀmore che non muore, Veuve de Saint Pierre, La, Widow of Saint Pierre, Witwe von St. Pierre, veuve de Saint-Pierre, viuda de Saint Pierre
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Duboi; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; France 2 Cinéma; France 3 Cinéma; Gras Savoye; Pyramide Films; SociTtT Radio Canada; Sodec; StudioCanal; TTlTfilm Canada; Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Cathay Film Organization; CinTart; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Key Films; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Triangelfilm; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Spain)
Location
Paris, France; Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 9, 2001

Expanded Release in United States March 30, 2001

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2001

Released in United States 2000

The Country of France

Nominated for the 2000 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Winner of the Jury Award at the 2000 Moscow International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 2, 2001

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Shown at the American Film Market 2000 (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000

Shown at Auckland International Film Festival July 7-23, 2000.

Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (in competition) July 19-29, 2000.

Alain Corneau was previously attached to direct.

Completed shooting June 3, 1999.

Began shooting March 1, 1999.

Limited release in Australia October 19, 2000.

Released in United States Spring March 2, 2001

Released in United States March 9, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States March 30, 2001

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at the American Film Market 2000 (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 23 - March 1, 2000)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Auckland International Film Festival July 7-23, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (in competition) July 19-29, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (International Competition) October 19-26, 2000.)