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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
In a magical, faraway land, a widower king (Jean Marais) decrees that he will wed his daughter, the princess (Catherine Deneuve), because she's the only woman able to match his former queen's beauty. To dodge the incestuous union, the princess -- with the help of a magical fairy (Delphine Seyrig) -- disguises herself as a donkey and escapes to a neighboring kingdom. There, the donkey-skinned maiden encounters a handsome prince (Jacques Perrin) who falls in love with her.

Cast: Catherine Deneuve , Jean Marais , Jacques Perrin , Delphine Seyrig , Micheline Presle , Fernand Ledoux , Henri Cremieux , Sacha Pitoeff

Director: Jacques Demy

Genres: Fantasy

Peau D'ane (1970)

Release Date: October 22nd, 1971|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Tuneful, colorful, delightful. show more

  • 88
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    It's practically a primer on how to rework a literary classic into an impressively restrained movie with something fresh and intelligent to say. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Told with the simplicity and beauty of a child's fairy tale, but with emotional undertones and a surrealistic style that adults are more likely to appreciate. show more

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