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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Pascal Greggory ...
Branwell Brontë
Patrick Magee ...
Hélène Surgère ...
Madame Robinson
Roland Bertin ...
Mr. Nicholls
Alice Sapritch ...
La tante Elizabeth Brontë
Xavier Depraz ...
Monsieur Hager
Adrian Brine ...
Monsieur Robinson
Julian Curry ...
Mr. Smith
Renee Goddard ...
Tabby, la gouverante
Jean Sorel ...
Leyland
Katherine Apanovitch
Pierre Baillot
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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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Emily Brontë: I spit on love and all its vanity.
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Ouverture de Tancrède (Tancredi)
Music by Gioachino Rossini (as Rossini)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of Saint-Martin in the Fields)
Conducted by Neville Marriner
disque Philips
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Friendship like the Holly-tree
8 April 2002 | by (Dresden, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is the one single wonderful biography about the Brontës!

You feel, it's French: cold, realistic and authentic... Ok, and it seems to be a little boring at the beginning; and there is no one single highlight turing the whole film. But isn't it a magnum opus? I think, exactly this kind of silence gives the film its power. Listen to the words! There is almost no dialogue without a hidden allusion to poems by the Brontë-sisters.

And Isabelle Hupperts' sensitive performance is definitely outstanding.


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