Rapture (1965)

104 mins | Drama | 1965

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HISTORY

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Filmed in Brittany. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Screen treatment
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Rapture in My Rags by Phyllis Hastings (London, 1964).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 August 1965
Copyright Claimant:
Panoramic Productions
Copyright Date:
23 August 1965
Copyright Number:
LP32238
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
104
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sixteen-year-old Agnes considers herself to be retarded. In reality, the lonely girl is normal, her situation a product of her father's retreat from reality after the death of her mother. He resigned from his post as a judge and lives on the coast of Brittany with Agnes, who was taken out of school at age 12. Agnes has made a scarecrow to be her companion and has dressed it in her father's old suit. When she finds Joseph, an escaped prisoner, wearing the suit, she believes that her creation has come alive. Agnes and her father, with Karen, their servant, take Joseph in and nurse his wounds. Joseph becomes part of the household, but when Agnes discovers Joseph and Karen making love, she tries to kill Karen. Karen then leaves, and soon Agnes and Joseph are lovers. Her father discovers them and beats her. The gendarme whom Joseph injured in his escape dies, and so Joseph is sought for murder. Joseph and Agnes run away to the city, which so bewilders Agnes that she returns home. Joseph is killed by the police when he follows Agnes; and Agnes and her father resume their life in a new adult ... +


Sixteen-year-old Agnes considers herself to be retarded. In reality, the lonely girl is normal, her situation a product of her father's retreat from reality after the death of her mother. He resigned from his post as a judge and lives on the coast of Brittany with Agnes, who was taken out of school at age 12. Agnes has made a scarecrow to be her companion and has dressed it in her father's old suit. When she finds Joseph, an escaped prisoner, wearing the suit, she believes that her creation has come alive. Agnes and her father, with Karen, their servant, take Joseph in and nurse his wounds. Joseph becomes part of the household, but when Agnes discovers Joseph and Karen making love, she tries to kill Karen. Karen then leaves, and soon Agnes and Joseph are lovers. Her father discovers them and beats her. The gendarme whom Joseph injured in his escape dies, and so Joseph is sought for murder. Joseph and Agnes run away to the city, which so bewilders Agnes that she returns home. Joseph is killed by the police when he follows Agnes; and Agnes and her father resume their life in a new adult relationship. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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