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Les Caprices d'un Fleuve


This peaceful French drama was filmed in the beautiful West African desert. Set in the 18th century, when the slave trade was still booming, it chronicles the complex relationships between Jean-Francois, an exiled French aristocrat, his mulatto lover, who is a widow and a slave trader, and the ten-year-old slave whom he raises as a daughter. He receives the girl after making an important deal with a local chief. Jean-Francois is entranced by the intelligent young beauty and raises the girl, Amelie, as...more