The Widow of Saint Pierre
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.
Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica, Michel Duchaussoy, Philippe Magnan, Christian Charmetant, Philippe du Janerand, Reynald Bouchard, Ghyslain Tremblay, Marc Béland, Yves Jacques, Catherine Lascault, Dominique Quesnel, Anne-Marie Philipe, Isobelle Spade, Arianne Mallet, Julian Gutierrez, Sylvie Moreau, Genevieve Cocke, Manon Gauthier, Marianne C Miron, Jean-Paul Rouvray, Michel Daigle, Luc Guerin, Niel Kroetsch, Patrick Steltzer, Serge Christiaenssens, Martin Laroque, Boris Napes, Yvon Roy, Luc Proulx