About the film
The Cruel Embrace
Release Date: November 25, 1987
|Production Companies||:||Man's Films, TF1 Films Production, Flach Film|
|Writers||:||Marion Hänsel, Marion Hänsel, Yann Queffélec|
Nicole gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn for his mother's affection. Nicole enters into a loveless marriage with an older man who agrees to adopt Ludo, but her deteriorating mental health leads her to sloth and alcoholism.