Brugge Die Stille (1982)

Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Belgium  |  
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Hugues (Idwig Stephane) is so overcome by the death of his wife Blanche (Eve Lyne) that he creates a shrine to her memory made up of photographs, some jewelry, and odds and ends that she possessed, as well as a braid of her hair. When Hugues sees Jeanne (Eve Lyne again), a ballet dancer, he is struck by her resemblance to his dead wife and he becomes obsessed with her, like he is with all the other objects he enshrined to his former wife. Jeanne develops feelings of sympathy and affection for Hugues, but is constantly put off by his rejection. Finally, she desecrates the objects that Hugues has so carefully assembled, and that is when his true nature shatters the mask that he has worn until that moment.

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ballet-dance, death, grief, lookalike, love, obsession, rejection, shrine, sympathy, wife