After Therese is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. At the beginning of her marriage to Bernard, the only respite she found from the stifling provincial life was the company of her sister-in-law Anne. After Anne left, she found herself trapped in a loveless marriage to a boring man, whose only interest was in preserving his family name and property. By accident, Therese found that an increase in Bernard's medicine made him very ill.
Philippe Noiret....Bernard Desqueyroux
Edith Scob....Anne de la Trave
Sami Frey....Jean Azevedo
Renée Devillers....Mme de la Trave
Hélène Dieudonné....Aunt Clara
Richard Saint-Bris....Hector de la Trave
Jacques Monod....Maître Duros
rest of cast listed alphabetically
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