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Fleur de Tonnerre (2016)

A serial killer strikes fear into the lives of residents of a quiet French community during the early 19th century.

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Hélène Jégado, dite Fleur de Tonnerre
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Matthieu Véron
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Le juge Vannier
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Anne Jégafo
Blanche François ...
Fleur de Tonnerre enfant
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Monsieur Bidard de la Noé
Christophe Miossec ...
L'abbé Lhoro
Marthe Guérin Caufman ...
Rose Tessier
Xavier Mathieu ...
Jean Jégado
Philippe Pasquini ...
Le Braz
Delphine Lalizout ...
Madeleine Le Braz
Catherine Hosmalin ...
La marraine
Martine Chevallier ...
Soeur Athanase (as Martine Chevallier de la Comédie Française)
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Abbé Riallan
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Monsieur Kérallic
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A serial killer strikes fear into the lives of residents of a quiet French community during the early 19th century.

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Good actress; Low scenario
3 August 2017 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It is the cinematographic adaptation of a novel by Jean Teulé. The problem begins there, in the scenario: while the book describes the romance story of Hélène Jégado, a serial poisoner of the nineteenth century, the film takes the form of a biography. Too many freedoms for a documentary (acute arsenic death is described as a peaceful death!), not enough audacity for a romance. The societal and historical context are sloppy, in a Britain caricatured as a haunt of superstition. Thank God, Déborah François saves the film by a remarkable game, especially in terms of facial expressions. Finally, the film depicts Hélène Jégado's tortured personality better than it explains it. Every time "Fleur de Tonnerre" tries to explain why Helen Jégado became what she was, it fails miserably. On the other hand, it succeeds in introducing us into everyday life and hidden madness of a distracted mind.


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