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The Immortal Story (Histoire immortelle)

Directed by

Jeanne Moreau Jeanne Moreau
Virginie Ducrot
Orson Welles Orson Welles
Mr. Charles Clay
Roger Coggio Roger Coggio
Elishama Levinsky
Norman Eshley Norman Eshley
Paul, the sailor
Fernando Rey Fernando Rey
Merchant telling Clay's history

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Karen Blixen Karen Blixen
Louise de Vilmorin Louise de Vilmorin


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Description: Orson Welles’s first color film and final completed fictional feature, The Immortal Story is a moving and wistful adaptation of a tale by Isak Dinesen. Welles stars as a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Macao, who becomes obsessed with bringing to life an oft-related anecdote about a rich man who gives a poor sailor a small sum of money to impregnate his wife. Also starring an ethereal Jeanne Moreau, this jewel-like film, dreamily shot by Willy Kurant and suffused with the music of Erik Satie, is a brooding, evocative distillation of Welles’s artistic interests—a story about the nature of storytelling and the fine li ... (more)
Release date: 18 September 1968
Tags: Drama (3), Legend (2), French (2), Old Legend (1), Foreign Language Adaptation (1), Nineteenth Century (1), Death (1), 1968 (1), Melancholy (1), Mortality (1), Power (1), Sailor (1), HQ (1), 60's (1), Based On Novel (1), Foreign Language (1), Cult Director (1), Impotence (1), Memory (1)
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