The Widow of St. Peter is a French film directed by Patrice Leconte , released in 2000 .
The film is based on a true story of murder that took place in Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the xix th century. One of the main themes is the death penalty and rehabilitation. The refined decor, the snowy landscapes, the silences reinforce the dramatic effect. A chronological shift with the real story, places the scenes of the film 40 years before, while Napoleon III comes to power.
The film is filmed in Louisbourg and around Cape Breton .