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Film info: Hécate

Film Information

Original Title Hécate
English Title
Director Daniel Schmid
Year 1982
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 105 min
  • Lauren Hutton, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean Bouise, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Gérard Desarthe
  • Director: Daniel Schmid
  • Guión: Pascal Jardin, Daniel Schmid
  • Fotografía: Renato Berta
  • Monataje: Nicole Lubtchansky, Daniela Roderer
  • Producción: Marcel Hoehn
  • Contacto de Producción: T&C Film


The strangeness and oriental fascination of North Africa have often served as an attractive backdrop for tales of unbridled passion and unpredictable actions. In Hécate the rituals of life are framed by the Arab-European world of colonial North Africa. Set in Morocco, this film looks back at one man’s passion for an enigmatic woman, who seems to move further and further from him although she submits to his physical caresses. When Julien Rochelle meets Clothilde at a reception, she is waiting for her husband, a French officer, to return from a mission to Siberia. Their liaison, initially no more than a way of passing the time, an antidote to boredom, soon becomes a passionate affair that makes Julien dependent and ill and eventually drives him to the verge of madness. As film critic Martin Schlappner put it, “a story of physical passion from which love is absent.”

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