Beatrice is a very reserved and quiet young woman. Her friend Marylene is left by her lover and brings her to Cabourg (Normandy) for a few days' vacation. There, Beatrice, an apprentice ... See full summary »
In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.
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A mature lady approaches a young actor and offers him a great amount of money to get acquainted with her lonely daughter, who suffers of an incurable illness. Eventually a true romance ... See full summary »
In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.
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Who Knew. A barely recognizable Jacques Dutronc lays some classical piano on Isabelle Huppert in 1979. Move on a quarter of a century and they're at it again in Chabrol's Merci pour le chocolat. Like the man said there's nothing new under the son. Hard to see why this hasn't attracted any comments. Okay, it's SLOW but that's not the same as saying DULL. It's got all kinds of referential touches making it facile to say Checkovian, just for openers then there's the psychological aspects of Chabrol etc. Basically Dutronc was divorced by Huppert some five years before we join them and she has remarried. Dutronc is not a happy bunny. He hires a guy to follow Huppert, lures him into the grounds of Huppert's new gaff, tops him, and frames the new husband. Okay, we've been here before but it's harmless and passes the time painlessly.
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