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  • Summary: An emotionally-charged romantic epic about an extraordinary woman poised between two extraordinary men at a pivotal moment in time. Set in 1850 on the desolate and intensely beautiful island of Saint-Pierre, a remote French territory off the coast of Newfoundland, the film is a powerful andAn emotionally-charged romantic epic about an extraordinary woman poised between two extraordinary men at a pivotal moment in time. Set in 1850 on the desolate and intensely beautiful island of Saint-Pierre, a remote French territory off the coast of Newfoundland, the film is a powerful and provocative examination of grand passions and their consequences. (Lions Gate Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Remarkable movie.
  2. The subtle selectivity of Leconte's eye, how he moves with great control from gesture to gesture, is matched by the disciplined intensity of the performances.
  3. Has the resonance, eloquence and formal rigor of a piece of great literature.
  4. 80
    A compelling French Canadian drama.
  5. 75
    Has its sluggish stretches, but the superb level of acting is more than ample compensation.
  6. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    70
    A genuinely heartbreaking, romantic film based on a true story; frankly, if it doesn't make you cry, we don't want to know you.
  7. 30
    It's not badly made, but it's a drag. Leconte's virtues can't overcome the plodding glumness that prevails.

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