SKU 6505

THE FIANCEE OF DARKNESS (La fiancée des ténèbres) (1945) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Serge de Poligny Written by Gaston Bonheur Jany Holt as Sylvie Pierre Richard-Willm as Roland Samblanca Simone Valère as Dominique Édouard Delmont as M. Toulzac Line Noro as Mlle Perdrières Fernand Charpin as Fontvieille Anne Belval as Marie-Claude Pierre Palau as the photographer Robert Dhéry as the innkeeper of Tournebelle Gaston Gabaroche as Éloi

Roland Samblanca, a pianist and composer, returns with his family to Carcassonne, his native town, in search of inspiration for his music. Roaming through the old mediaeval town, he encounters Sylvie, a mysterious young woman, who was adopted as an orphaned child by M. Toulzac, a former teacher, now confined to a wheelchair. Toulzac secretly maintains the cult of the Cathar or Albigensian religion, which was eradicated in Carcassonne by the Albigensian Crusade in the 13th century, and he sees in Sylvie someone predestined to rediscover the sanctuary of the Cathars and resume their rites. Sylvie and Roland meet again and feel a growing attraction to each other, but Sylvie believes she is accursed in love, because two previous boyfriends met sudden deaths. After spending an idyllic day with Roland, Sylvie decides to defy her destiny and run away with him. 

De passage à Carcassonne avec sa femme Marie-Claude et sa sœur Dominique, Roland Samblanca rencontre, à l'occasion d'une promenade solitaire dans la citadelle, une mystérieuse jeune femme en noir, Sylvie. Celle-ci vit chez son père adoptif, monsieur Toulzac, lequel se prétend le dernier des évêques albigeois qui pratiquaient autrefois le catharisme, culte alors jugé hérétique et écrasé, au début du xiiie siècle, par la "Croisade contre les Albigeois". Avec l'aide de quelques initiés et l'entremise de Sylvie, monsieur Toulzac espère ressusciter ce culte...

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 88 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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