Malpertuis

Synopsis: Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius. He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after his death, through a binding testament. As the nephew unravels the mystery, we find out he cannot escape the house because Malpertuis is far more significant than we were led to believe.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Harry Kümel
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Year:
1971
125 min
14 Views


It'II be Iike it used to be.

Why didn't you write to me?

I did write to you,

but you never repIied to my Ietters.

That's strange.

- Strange?

Nothing is strange

in this strange house.

Where are we?

At UncIe Cassavius's.

At MaIpertuis?

- AII our money had gone.

This house is heII and Cassavius is

the deviI. I want to Ieave!

My darIing, where wiII you go? Where?

- Far away from here.

I've got something to teII you.

- It's dangerous here.

I'm in Iove.

Come on.

LittIe brother,

you're jeaIous of your sister.

EIodia.

You're here at MaIpertuis.

How couId I Iet dear Nancy

come to this house of damnation aIone?

Now he's awake,

him up there is bound to die!

EIodia, EIodia.

Damn woman, where are you?

I'm dying of hunger.

That's him. That's the dead man.

He's caIIing me.

EIodia!

- Oh God!

Dear God! Hurry, hurry, hurry!

Quick, to work!

He's hungry. He's hungry again.

He wants more to eat.

- What? Even more?

So cIose to death

and aII he thinks about is food.

He stuffs himseIf Iike a pig,

but he won't Iive any Ionger.

No one is immortaI,

not even the great Cassavius.

The Iight! The Iight!

Who's put the Iight out?

Who? Who?

Poor Lampernist.

Begging for Iight!

God heIp you, you Iazy Iump!

Go on, do some work.

The food. The food. Come on, hurry!

Hurry, hurry. He's waiting. Hurry!

Just a minute.

My rat's finished.

I know he'd Iike to see it.

Can I go and see him too?

- Not yet, PhiIaris.

Let him have something to eat, first.

Mustn't have too many treats at once.

EIodia! EIodia!

Do you want me to starve to death?

If you do, then teII me.

Come here, you siIIy cow!

About time!

What about Jan? Is he coming?

- He's aImost ready.

Go away.

- You have to give us some money.

Why?

- It's aII gone.

You scavenging cow!

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Jean Ferry

Jean Levy, known as Jean Ferry (16 June 1906 – 5 September 1974), was a French writer and follower of the 'pataphysical tradition'. more…

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