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21 September 1994 (France) See more »
Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good, on-target adaptation of Balzac See more (8 total) »


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Gérard Depardieu ... Chabert

Fanny Ardant ... Countess Ferraud

Fabrice Luchini ... Derville

André Dussollier ... Count Ferraud
Daniel Prévost ... Boucard
Olivier Saladin ... Hure
Maxime Leroux ... Godeschal

Eric Elmosnino ... Desroches
Guillaume Romain ... Simonin
Patrick Bordier ... Boutin

Claude Rich ... Chamblin
Jean Cosmos ... Costaz
Jacky Nercessian ... Delbecq

Albert Delpy ... Notary
Marc Maidenberg ... Servant

Romane Bohringer ... Sophie
Valérie Bettencourt ... Julie
Florence Guerfy ... Client

Julie Depardieu ... Mathilde
Isabelle Wolfe ... Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Py ... Fencer (uncredited)

Directed by
Yves Angelo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yves Angelo 
Jean Cosmos 
Honoré de Balzac  novel
Véronique Lagrange 

Produced by
Jean-Louis Livi .... producer
Bernard Marescot .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Bernard Lutic 
Film Editing by
Thierry Derocles 
Production Design by
Bernard Vézat 
Costume Design by
Franca Squarciapino 
Makeup Department
Agathe Moro .... hair stylist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Roger .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Lew Rywin .... production manager
Marc Vadé .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Blum .... assistant director
Art Department
Michel Conche .... on-set propmaster
Sylvie Deldon .... assistant decorator
Arnaud Putman .... swing gang
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
Waldemar Weiss .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... re-recording mixer
Eric Tisserand .... sound mixer assistant
Jacek Kadlubowski .... stunts
Krzysztof Kotowski .... stunts
Zbigniew Modej .... stunts
Jacek Ryniewicz .... stunt coordinator
Sylwester Zawadzki .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Dominique Delguste .... additional first assistant camera
Alain Ducousset .... first assistant camera
Marc Koninckx .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Martin .... grip
Patrick Renault .... electrician
Editorial Department
Sylvie Petat .... assistant editor & dialogue editor
Music Department
Philippe Cassard .... musician: piano
Lluís Claret .... musician: cello
Pierre Hantaï .... musician: clavecin
Régis Pasquier .... musician: violon
Major Péaud .... conductor
Other crew
Élizabeth Boorn .... production secretary
Pierre Choumeurthe .... production assistant
François Hardy .... animal wrangler
Andrzej Tarasewicz .... medical service

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Also Known As:
"Le colonel Chabert" - France (original title)
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110 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Gérard Depardieu claimed he was attracted to this film version of the Balzac novel because he was fascinated by the opportunity at playing tragedy.See more »
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Good, on-target adaptation of Balzac, 27 June 1999

Colonel Chabert is one of the best adaptations from novel to screen I have seen in the movies. It combines the realism of French cinema with excellent characterisation, from Depardieu's lost Chabert to Fabrice Luchini's proud Lawyer to Fanny Ardant's complex widow. The movie has wonderful dimension, as you might expect from a top cinematographer such as Yves Angelo. The characters keep this movie in gear and although a bit slow in the beginning, picks up pace and is a fine movie by the time it reaches the finish.

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