Bluebeard (2009)

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An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

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  • Dominique Thomas and Lola Créton in Bluebeard (2009)
  • Lola Créton in Bluebeard (2009)
  • Daphné Baiwir and Marilou Lopes-Benites in Bluebeard (2009)
  • Dominique Thomas and Lola Créton in Bluebeard (2009)
  • Bluebeard (2009)
  • Dominique Thomas and Lola Créton in Bluebeard (2009)

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25 June 2010 | lastliberal
| Many interpretations
I felt like I was attending a Riannesance Faire with all the costumes and dancing and people eating without utensils. It was a beautiful movie in that regard.

I wonder at the significance of Bluebeard's clothing. He wore a robe at one time that had IHS on the back, and another time, he seemed to be wearing a stole over his clothing like a priest saying Mass. A disparagement at the patriarchal Catholic Church?

But, that aside, the film which is really two stories in one, is a feminist telling of the Bluebeard story. In both stories, we see a highly patriarchal society, where women are an afterthought. The rules of men must be obeyed.

It is left up to the viewer to determine if things resolved themselves satisfactorily. A bow to Salome in one story, and wish fulfillment in sibling rivalry in another.

It is not your usual Catherine Breillat film. A PG rating would probably be stretching it, only for the blood.

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