L’Aigle à Deux Têtes (1948) AKA The Eagle with Two Heads


Natasha, the queen of an unhappy kingdom, lives in seclusion in her castle, still mourning the death of her husband, the king, who died ten years ago. One evening, a young man breaks into her quarters and falls at her feet. Struck by his resemblance to her husband, Natasha conceals him from the police who are searching for him. Realising that the young man, Stanislas, is an anarchist who had planned to assassinate her, the queen declares that he was sent by fate to kill her and so put an end to her years of grief. However, their destiny appears to follow a different path when Stanislas and Natasha discover they are in love…

Director: Jean Cocteau.  AKA The Eagle with Two Heads
Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Silvia Monfort, Jean Marais, Jean Debucourt, Jacques Varennes, Ahmed Abdallah, Gilles Quéant, Maurice Nasil, Edward Stirling, Yvonne de Bray.


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