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by Jacques Rivette


Set during the Restoration, when society was dominated by hypocrisy, the importance of appearances and money, the film follows the ups and downs of a doomed love story, with a blend of passion and revenge between General Montriveau and the Duchesse de Langeais
The adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's La Duchesse de Langeais.

international title: Don't Touch the Axe
original title: Ne touchez pas la hache
country: France
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Jacques Rivette
release date: FR 21/03/2007, BE 13/06/2007, IT 13/07/2007
screenplay: Jacques Rivette, Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent
cast: Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier
cinematography by: William Lubtchansky
film editing: Nicole Lubtchansky
art director: Emmanuel de Chauvigny
costumes designer: Maira Ramedhan Lévy
producer: Martine Marignac
production: Pierre Grise Productions, Cinemaundici
distributor: Les Films du Losange, Mikado
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