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The Story of Adele H (1975)
"L'histoire d'Adèle H." (original title)

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Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant.

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Complete credited cast:
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Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewly
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Lt Albert Pinson
Sylvia Marriott ...
Mrs. Saunders
Joseph Blatchley ...
Mr. Whistler
Ivry Gitlis ...
Hypnotist
Louise Bourdet ...
Victor Hugo's servant
Cecil De Sausmarez ...
Mr. Lenoir
Ruben Dorey ...
Mr. Saunders
Clive Gillingham ...
Keaton
Roger Martin ...
Doctor Murdock
M. White ...
Colonel White (as Mr White)
Madame Louise ...
Madame Baa
Jean-Pierre Leursse ...
Black penpusher
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Halifax, 1863. A young woman, Miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, with whom she is madly in love. Actually, she is Adèle Hugo, the second daughter of the great French literary figure and statesman. The Lt Pinson does not answer to her love and makes her understand it is hopeless. But as her obsession grows she keeps chasing and harassing him. This film about passionate yet obsessive love and self-destruction is based upon the real diary of Adèle Hugo. Written by Yepok

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In 1988, Isabelle Adjani played the title role in Camille Claudel (1988), playing another historical character who suffered from schizophrenia. A major scene in that movie depicts the announcement of the death of Victor Hugo, Adele Hugo's father. See more »

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The hypnotist has a plant in the audience pretending to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was not set up until a decade after the story's setting of 1863 See more »

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Adèle Hugo: I'm your wife. Forever. We'll stay together until we die.
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Monstrosity of illusion
14 January 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Brilliant for the precise description of a very subtle frame of mind. Adele's ways are not obsession's expressions, not love or ambition. It is only necessity to live, to be, to build a sense without the protective father's shadow.

And Adjani is charming in a great character who engrosses audience's energy. It is a desire's story but not only desire. It is a cruel adventure, mixed madness and ambition, Emma Bovary world's slices, fear and expectation and an absurd fight.

It is a grotesque Don Quixote's story with oily nuances. Story of propriety like existence's purpose. The dream like escape and the rules like useless convention. In fact,a strange illustration of "Beyond Good and Evil".

A beautiful film about desire's monstrosity,helplessness, misunderstanding,misfortune, illusion's honey and feeling's corpse.


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