Embrumé (L'). Dir. Josée Dayan (1980)



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English synopsis

In this retelling of Hamlet, Henri Jr. (Patrick Bouchitey) wants to avenge his father, Henri Sr. (Maurice Garrel), who has sent him on a mission against his uncle (François Chaumette) from beyond the grave. This mission will lead Henri Jr. to pretend he is mad and drunk, to murder Pollon (Raymond Hermantier), Rosen (Jean-Claude Dreyfus), and Stern (Stéphane Bouy), to confront his mother (Malka Ribowska) in her bedroom, to drive Felly (Nathalie Jadot) to suicide and to fight her brother (Yves Beneyton) during her funeral. The story ends in a family bloodbath from which Gerty will, however, come out alive.

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