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Release Date: March 02, 2001Running Time: 112 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $3,193,889.00
Genre: Drama, Period, Romance

Juliette Binoche
Daniel Auteuil
Emir Kusturica
Michel Duchaussoy

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In 1850 on the small, isolated Canadian island of Saint Pierre, a sailor, Neel Auguste, murders a man and receives the death penalty after a quick trial. Saint Pierre lacks the necessary tools for an execution, however, so while they wait for a guillotine to arrive from Paris, Neel Auguste moves into the house of the island's army captain. The captain's wife becomes fascinated by the prisoner. and she initially lets him do small jobs around the house, but Neel soon becomes an indispensable presence in her life and in the community. He repairs cottages and plants flowers, and his eagerness to do good makes him one of the most popular residents of the island. When the guillotine finally arrive... Full Summary >>