by Catherine Breillat
Catherine gives her great pleasure to terrify the living daylights
out of her elder sister Marie-Anne by reading her the infamous tale “Contes de ma
mère l’Oye” until the poor girl is so frightened she bursts into tears. Catherine derives
just as much pleasure from taking part in re-enactments of the fairy-tale
and eagerly slips into the role of Marie-Catherine, Bluebeard’s last wife.
Although all of Bluebeard’s other wives are executed, she is the only one
who escapes this fate, being the virgin princess about whose death
A variation of a popular figure based on the real life Gilles de Rais, a comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc and infamous child murderer.