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L'Araignée de Satin


This strange film about lesbianism and murder may take itself too seriously, since the stilted lines would perhaps play better as a farce. The setting is the 1920s, and Marthe (Ingrid Caven) is the headmistress of an all-girls school and is distraught over her lover's emotional instability. It seems that the woman, Solange (Catherine Jourdan) by name, is being treated for drug addiction as well as undergoing therapy in a psychiatric hospital. In the meantime, one of the women at school has reappeared...more