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Swann in Love (1984)

Un amour de Swann (original title)
Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends... See full summary »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends warn him against marriage. Proving himself a silly and socially-foul goose, Swann ducks his social responsibilities, Odette ensnares him, and he is gently but firmly cast out of society amidst everyone's great politeness. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Show-business trade paper 'Variety' said of this film that "scripters do a cut and paste job on the text, lifting, transposing and dovetailing episodes and dialog from all over the [source] novel and concentrating them into a single 24-hour period". See more »

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A good shot at adapting Proust to cinema
15 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

According to IMDB this seems to have been the first time anyone ever tried to adapt Proust to the movies. And though flawed, it's not a bad try--kind of languid, but that was probably deliberate. Jeremy Irons is one of the best at portraying repressed longing, and Ornella Muti is exquisite enough to explain Swann's amour fou.


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