AU ROYAUME DES CIEUX (1949)

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  • WOMAN HUNT Alternative

Synopsis

Romance set against the background of a reform school. Maria Lambert is sent to the school, and her lover, Pierre, follows her to the same district. A new Superintendent introduces a harsh regime to the school, which leads to a hunger strike which in turn leads to stricter rules. Whilst the priest aided by one teacher informs the authorities that the superintendent is too strict, some girls are locked in cells; Maria gets in a fight with someone who mocks her belief that her lover will rescue her, though he does break into the school. The district is flooded and Maria and Pierre manage to escape. Another girl kills herself, whilst others embark on a drunken spree. The riot is quelled, though staff have been hurt, and the two lovers manage to get away and start a new life.

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