An Air So Pure

Un Air Si Pur, 1997, 102 min.

An Air So Pure (1997)

Production

Director Yves Angelo
Screenplay Knut Hamsun, Sandra Topin
Cinematography Edward Klosinsk, Denis Lenoir
Music Joanna Bruzdowicz
Art Direction Jean-Baptiste Poirot
Producer(s) Alain Sarde

Cast

Magnus Fabrice Luchini
Dr. Boyer Andre Dussollier
Julie d’Espard Maria Gillain
Moss Redjep Mitrovista
Villager Jerzy Radziwilowicz
Mother Krystyna Janda
Femme de chamber Dominika Ostalowska
Producer Alain Sarde

Story

Set in Europe during WWI, a doctor and lawyer have converted a musty old mansion into a ritzy hotel and health spa. The chateau is inhabited by an eccentric collection of characters from whom the proprietors go to great lengths to hide the endless parade of dying men coming back from battle. Despite the owner’s efforts, people in the hotel begin to die mysteriously as events become a surreal meditation on death, disease, and hypocracy.