Georgette Meunier

Director: 
Tania Stöcklin
Cyrille Rey-Coquais

Georgette Meunier is released after serving a prison sentence for the accidental death of her husband. She longs for her beloved brother Emile from whom she was parted as a teenager and whom she still loves with a passion. The embittered young woman develops an aversion for men and soon begins to lure an endless string of one-night lovers to kill in cold blood. Her taste and expertise in the art of murder steadily grow and she turns into a genuine praying mantis.<br />Tania Stöcklin worked as a film editor for Peter Liechti and delivers her first movie after completing a degree in film studies in Berlin. She describes it as a black, modern fairy tale for adults. Black it is: a frightened princess transforms into an incestuous misanthropic killer; Prince Charming is altogether missing; and the kingdom of fairies - a dull, bleak, nameless town - has a nightmare feel to it. A surprising film, both twisted and funny.

Kind: 
Long film
Genre: 
Fiction
Date of release: 
1989
Original Language: 
German with French and Japanese subtitles
Country: 
Germany
Switzerland
Lenght (in minutes): 
83min
Production support: 
DV Cam