IMDb > Les soeurs Brontë (1979)
Les soeurs Brontë
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Les soeurs Brontë (1979) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
Les soeurs Brontë -- 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.


User Rating:
6.8/10   544 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Pascal Bonitzer (scenario and dialogue) &
André Téchiné (scenario and dialogue) ...
View company contact information for Les soeurs Brontë on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
9 May 1979 (France) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
(4 articles)
"The Bronte Sisters" Have Never Been Frencher
 (From JustPressPlay. 6 August 2013, 3:45 PM, PDT)

The rise and rise of Brontëmania
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 9 September 2011, 4:07 PM, PDT)

Marie-France Pisier obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 25 April 2011, 4:06 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:


  (in credits order)

Directed by
André Téchiné 
Writing credits
Pascal Bonitzer (scenario and dialogue) &
André Téchiné (scenario and dialogue)

Jean Gruault (participation)

Produced by
Yves Gasser .... producer
Klaus Hellwig .... producer
Yves Peyrot .... producer
Alain Sarde .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Bruno Nuytten 
Film Editing by
Claudine Merlin 
Production Design by
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko 
Costume Design by
Christian Gasc 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup designer
Chantal Durpoix .... hair stylist
Florence Fouquier D'Herouel .... assistant makeup artist (as Florence Fouquier)
Jean-Pierre Mouge .... hair stylist
Production Management
Leszek Burzynski .... assistant production manager (as Leszek Burzynsky)
Daniel Messère .... production manager (as Daniel Messere)
Jean-François Pierrard .... assistant production manager
Jeremy Thomas .... production manager
Tim Van Rellim .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Centonze .... first assistant director
Hervé Duhamel .... assistant director
Charlotte Trench .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michèle Abbé-Vannier .... assistant art director
Bernard Geanty .... assistant art director
Pierre Gompertz .... assistant art director
Geoffroy Larcher .... property master
Claude Poulain .... assistant art director
Albert Wiss .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Alain Curvelier .... sound
Maurice Gilbert .... sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound recordist
Jacques Lévy .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Bihi .... electrician
Victor Hammond .... assistant camera
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
Idislawe Kielar .... assistant camera
Guy Savidan .... electrician
Christian Weyers .... gaffer
Romain Winding .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Fraisse .... costumer
Wendy McCullagh .... costumer (as Wendy Mc Cullagh)
Editorial Department
Elisabeth Moulinier .... assistant editor
Sylvie Quester .... assistant editor
Music Department
William Flageollet .... music engineer
Elizabeth Harwood .... musician: Cantatrice
London Symphony Orchestra .... orchestra
Philippe Sarde .... music adaptator
Carlo Savina .... conductor
Roger Woodward .... musician: piano
Other crew
Michèle Andreucci .... script supervisor

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Bronte Sisters" - International (English title) (festival title)
See more »
France:120 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Original cut runs 180 minutes.See more »
Emily Brontë:I spit on love and all its vanity.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "The Brontës of Haworth" (1973)See more »
Ouverture de Tancrède (Tancredi)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Cold, 1 June 2002
Author: jrgirones from Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain

Exquisite direction, beautiful cinematography and precise performances of all the entire cast cannot prevent this film of being excessively cold. The mood tries to recreate the unexciting existences and fatalist life philosophy of the Brönte sisters, but it makes the film icy and a little dull. However, the worst of all is that you can rarely connect with such cold characters through freezing (but after all deliberate) acting. Nice effort, but failed anyway.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Les soeurs Brontë (1979)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Any chance we can ever see the full 3-hour cut with English subtitles?! avocadess
R1 DVD release: July 25, 2006! york74
All region Blu Ray d-s-wallner
Swedish DVD release? neil57
DVD available in Spain! york74
3 hours cut? york74
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Children of the Century Balzac: A Passionate Life In Search of the Brontës Edvard Munch Atonement
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Biography section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.