Hecate

(1982)
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Overview

Set amid the European community in an unspecified North African country, a colony on the verge of nationalism just before the war. And colonized is what happens to a French diplomat, Julien Rochelle, when he meets the mysterious beauty Clothilde de Watteville. Schmid 's favorite axiom, that love is projection, never had such a thorough airing. Is Clothilde really the wife of a French official now holed up in Siberia? Or is she Hecate, goddess of black magic and devourer of the Arab boys she meets far from the European quarter? Only our projections know for sure; for the rest, she is a "woman looking out into the night." Drawn from a novel by Paul Morand, who based the main character on his wife Helene, Schmid's film achieves an atmosphere of magic in which psychological credibility is not so much absent as irrelevant-a film that distances itself from the drama it invokes, perhaps as the elusive Clothilde turns her back on the madness she provokes.

  1. Daniel Schmid

    Director, Writer

  2. Pascal Jardin

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bernard Giraudeau

    Bernard Giraudeau

    Julien Rochelle

  2. Lauren Hutton

    Lauren Hutton

    Clotilde

  3. Jean Bouise

    Jean Bouise

    le consul de France

  4. Jean-Pierre Kalfon

    Jean-Pierre Kalfon

    Massard

  5. Gérard Desarthe

    Gérard Desarthe

    Le colonel de Watteville

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Facts

Original Title Hécate

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 15, 1983
    Theatrical

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Original Language French

Runtime 1h 45m

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