Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Elizabeth (Genvieve Bujold) lives in a small French-speaking village in early 19th-century Canada. She was widowed once, thanks to the kind offices of an American royalist doctor. Her first husband's death was arranged by Elizabeth and the doctor, but after a crisis of conscience, the doctor returns to America without marrying her. Her story is told in flashbacks as she sits at the deathbed of her current, second husband.
cruelty, death, escape, extramarital-affair, flashback, husband, love, love-triangle, meeting, passion, terminal-illness