The Abyss (1988)

05/13/1988 (FR) Drama 1h 50m
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The Inquisition is in full swing in 16th century Flanders. Wanted for his dissident writings, the alchemist doctor Zeno has been wandering Europe under an assumed name for twenty years. But he remains a non-conformist. He returns to his native Bruges, where he thinks he has been forgotten. In this silent labyrinth where the faces of the past resurface, he rediscovers his identity and thus signs his death warrant.

  1. André Delvaux

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Marguerite Yourcenar


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gian Maria Volonté

    Gian Maria Volonté


  2. Sami Frey

    Sami Frey

    Prieur des Cordeliers

  3. Anna Karina

    Anna Karina


  4. Philippe Léotard

    Philippe Léotard


  5. Jacques Lippe


  6. Jean Bouise

    Jean Bouise


  7. Marie-France Pisier

    Marie-France Pisier


  8. Mathieu Carrière

    Mathieu Carrière

    Pierre de Hamaere

  9. Nadine Uwampa

    La Moricaude

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The Abyss
The Abyss

Original Title L'oeuvre au noir

Status Released

Original Language French

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