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Frankenstein: Une Histoire d'Amour

Frankenstein: A Love Story
Frankenstein 95

France 1973
produced by
Nicole Flipo, Jacques Brua
directed by Bob Thénault
starring Gérard Berner, Karin Peterson, Francoise Lugagne, Gérard Boucaron, Nicolas Silberg, Jean Lepage, Marc Fayolle, Yves Brainville, Catherine Coste, Jaques Delmare, Daniel Léger, Liliane Coutanceau, Georges Dupuis
screenplay by Francois Chevallier, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary W. Shelley

Frankenstein

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Frankenstein (Gérard Berner) wants to create life out of nothing - for which he gets thrown out of university, is antagonized by the church and mountain wizard (and former mentor) Melchior (Nicolas Silberg) alike, slapped on the fingers by the local judge (Yves Brainville), and he's neglecting his fiancee and foster sister Elizabeth (Karin Petersen). Only the village idiot Frobelius (Gérard Boucaron) loves Frankenstein - for no discernible reason mind you, as Frankenstein treats him like shit. Then though Frankenstein is almost killed by Melchior, and it's Frobelius who saves him - after that their relationship changes, and he becomes Frankenstein's sidekick. Eventually though, Frankenstein is banned from his village for his experiments, and he moves to the mountains with nobody but Frobelius - whom he causes to die in a mountaineering accident, just to revive him again - but when Frobelius is revived ...

With Frankenstein gone, Elizabeth has calls on his best friend Henri to keep her company. Eventually, the both of them learn Frankenstein has disappeared, probably died, and they learn about a monster terrorizing the region. The monster is of course Frankenstein's, and after he has seen what he has created, he turns back to God and walks the region unrecognized as a mendicant, worshipping God wherever his creature has laid a path of destruction.

Frankenstein's mother (Francoise Lugagne) for some undiscernible reason, harbours the creature - but then the creature finds out it wants to have its revenge on Frankenstein (why exactly?) and kills mum. This enrages Frankenstein enough to have a fit of rage that alerts Elizabeth and Henri to his wherabouts. He is at first arrested for the murder of his mother, but then in a weird turn of events welcomed back into his village as the repenting prodigal son. By that time though, the creature has already broken him free from jail and wants him to create a female companion for itself. The creature even kills Henri on the eve of Elizabeth's wedding to either him or Frankenstein (the film manages to stay surprisingly unclear about this), just to make a point.

Frankenstein is about to kill a woman to create his creature's companion when Elizabeth interferes and Frankenstein and the creature get into a fight that ends in both of them falling off a cliff killing them both ... or wait a minute, was there ever a creature even, was it not just a figment of Frankenstein's imagination to banish his dark thoughts? Truth to be told, the audience never got an actual glimpse of the creature ...

 

A very weak adaptation of the oft-adapted Frankenstein, basically because it remains surprisingly static where the novel is quite dynamic, leaves way too many plottwists out of the picture and a mere subject of hinting at (including the creation scene as such) to not come across as way too theatrical (even for a stageplay, which this film apparently isn't), and the choice to leave the monster out of the picture altogether is a poor one, expecially since the alternative explanation that Frankenstein might quite simply have gone insane is never really explored. On top of that, many of the characters lack motivation, and some (like the mountain wizard) seem to not even belong to the story (not only the story it's based on but also the plot of this movie). Add to this a cast that's uniformly less than exceptional and a direction that's a bit on the stale side, and you're left with one of the more disappointing Frankenstein-adaptations.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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