Don't Touch the Axe

  • Directed By: Jacques Rivette

Synopsis: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently returned from Africa, she married and part of the highest society. She flirts with him, and soon he's captivated. His behavior is possessive, insistent. Then, it is her turn to become obsessed. Letters, balls, scandal, a kidnapping, and an ultimatum bring her to the cloister and him to melancholy.

Guillaume Depardieu

Armand de Montriveau

Bulle Ogier

Princess de Blamont-Chauvry

Michel Piccoli

Vidame de Pamiers

Thomas Durand

De Marsay

Mathias Jung


Victoria Zinny

Le Mere superieure

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Studio: Canal+
ARTE France Cinéma
MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Région Ile-de-France
Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
Pierre Grise Productions
Release Date: Feb 11th, 2008
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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