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Swann in Love (1984)
"Un amour de Swann" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  23 February 1984 (France)
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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... See full summary »

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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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'TV Guide' has said of this film: "It took four writers, several production companies, and the French Ministry of Culture to make this adaptation of the beginning of Marcel Proust's monumental Remembrance of Things Past". 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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