The Mystery of Alexina (1985)

NR 01/10/1986 (US) Drama 1h 26m
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In 1856, fresh from life with nuns in an orphanage school, Alexina Barbin comes to a coastal village in La Rochelle to teach the village girls. She is deeply religious. She shares the classroom and a bedroom with the young and vivacious Sara, with whom she falls in love. Alexina has another secret: her gender is mysterious. She and Sara begin a scandalous love affair, but Alexina seeks marriage and social acceptance. She discloses her secrets to the village priest, to her mother, to the bishop, and to the bishop's physician. After the church and court rule on her petition, marriage to Sara becomes Alexina's sole purpose and hope.

  1. René Féret

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jean Gruault


Top Billed Cast

  1. Philippe Vuillemin

    Alexina Barbin / Camille Barbin

  2. Valérie Stroh

    Valérie Stroh


  3. Véronique Silver

    Véronique Silver

    Madame Avril

  4. Bernard Freyd

    Bernard Freyd


  5. Marianne Basler

    Marianne Basler

    Marie Avril

  6. Pierre Vial

    Pierre Vial


  7. Philippe Clévenot

    Doctor Chesnet

  8. Isabelle Gruault

    Isabelle Gruault


  9. Lucienne Hamon

    Hotel manager

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The Mystery of Alexina

Original Title Le mystère Alexina

Status Released

Original Language French

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