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  • The WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE Alternative
  • The WIDOW OF ST. PIERRE Alternative


Romantic period drama, set in the mid-1800s, on the French-run island of St Pierre off the coast of Newfoundland. Two sailors visiting the island are involved in a murder and are condemned to death. One dies in an accident, the other is sentenced to death by guillotine, which has to be shipped from France. Meanwhile, the condemned man is placed in the custody of a local captain and his wife, who gradually become convinced of his essential goodness and scope for redemption.

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