In 16th century Flanders during the Inquisition and the religious wars, Zénon, a doctor and alchemist wanted for dissident writings, returns secretly to his native Bruges. Free-spirited and socially conscious by nature, he soon decides to help the revolution. Despite powerful protectors he is exposed and tried for heresy.

Directed by: André Delvaux (France/Belgium, 1988)
Based on the novel by Marguerite Yourcenar.
Cast: Gian Maria Volontè (Zénon), Marie-Christine Barrault (Hilzonde), Jean Bouise (Campanus), Mathieu Carrière (Pierre de Hamaere), Pierre Dherte (Cyprien), Sami Frey (the Cordeliers´ prior), Anna Karina (Catherine), Philippe Léotard (Henri-Maximilien), Johan Leysen (Rombaut), Jacques Lippe (Myers), Marie-France Pisier (Martha)
Genre: drama
Awards: selected at Cannes 1988 festival

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