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The Cruel Embrace Trailer (1987)

25 November 1987

Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn for his mother's affection. Nicole enters into a loveless marriage with an older man who agrees to adopt Ludo, but her deteriorating mental health leads her to sloth and alcoholism. Ludo is sent off to an asylum, but escapes and takes up residence on a deserted beach in an old tanker that has run aground. This feature won the grand prize at the 1987 Barcelona Film Festival.

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Thierry Frémont

as Ludo, adolescent

Marianne Basler

as Nicole Bossard

Yves Cotton

as Ludo, enfant

Marie-Ange Dutheil

as Mademoiselle Rakoff


Marion Hänsel

Marion Hänsel Scenario Writer

International Releases Dates

France 25 November 1987

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