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La lettre (1999)

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A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro ... See full summary »

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Pedro Abrunhosa ...
Pedro Abrunhosa
Antoine Chappey ...
Leonor Silveira ...
La religieuse
Françoise Fabian ...
Mme de Chartres
Maria João Pires ...
Maria João Pires
Anny Romand ...
Mme de Silva
Luís Miguel Cintra ...
M. Da Silva
Stanislas Merhar ...
Claude Lévèque ...
Le médecin de Mme de Chartres
Ricardo Trêpa ...
Intrus
Alain Guillo ...
Le directeur de Jouillerie
Jean-Loup Wolff ...
Le médecin de l'hôpital
Alexandre Nanaia
Marcel Terroux ...
Le Jardinier
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A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist. He also loves her. She keeps her distance from him, confessing her love to a friend who is a nun and, later, to her husband. Hunger for her love and jealousy consume him; she attends him as he wastes away. With his death, she can marry and express her passion, but what she does and how she explains herself, particularly to her cloistered friend, is at the heart of the film. Glimpses of convent life and of Abrunhosa on stage give contrast and mute comment. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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so boring
13 February 2002 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

I came to that movie with a good feeling : the trailer is good, the actress is great, the picture is not bad, the film-maker has a good reputation, the film had a price in cannes, the novel is a classic of french litterature. I was in a good mood too. But nothing of that helped me : I forced myself to stay watching it. I even hoped something would happen, the director awaking or something, but nothing happened. The "contemporary" adaptation of a 17th century novel is always a good idea, because without the costumes, some details of the old times appear differently and helps us to see what really changed during theese centuries. I liked for this "rastignac ou les ambitieux" (a TV movie from Balzac) or "moments de jean-jacques Rousseau", a cd-rom. But "La lettre" didn't work with me. I must tell I hated the music used, some kind of portuguese large audience crooner songs (portugal has so brilliant musicians... why choosing this one ?) and this makes maybe a lot because the music has a certain importance here.


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