MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,079 this week

La lettre (1999)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 544 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario and dialogue), (inspired by the book "La Princesse de Clèves") (as Mme. de Lafayette) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 69 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 144 titles
created 17 Mar 2013
 
top
a list of 28 titles
created 24 Dec 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 19 Mar 2014
 
a list of 43 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "La lettre" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: La lettre (1999)

La lettre (1999) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of La lettre.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tabu I (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Hortêncílio Aquina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Jorge Trêpa, Ricardo Trêpa, Maria de Medeiros
Ugetsu (1953)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka
The Shout (1978)
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A traveler by the name of Crossley, forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov, Laura Vasiliu
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A series of images documenting the floods of the river Tagus.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Fernando Pessa
The Mutants (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Teresa Villaverde
Stars: Ana Moreira, Alexandre Pinto, Nelson Varela
Misbegotten (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lúcia is misbegotten, unloved and the eternal widow of her own father. A cry of rage in bodily form... See full synopsis »

Director: João Canijo
Stars: Anabela Moreira, Márcia Breia, Fernando Luís
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 September 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Carta  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Dá Me
(Italie 98)
Written and Performed by Pedro Abrunhosa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Laughable
9 October 1999 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Scarcely worthy of comment, except to say that "Eyes Wide Shut" would have been much better if Tom Cruise's character had a similar fate to Mr. Cleves (to the tune of the high piano note playing over and over).

Although I was enjoying it at first, I began to suspect that something was awfully awry during the drawing room scene where 'the accident' was revealed in the news.

It was all downhill from there


4 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where to Purchase? bforsyth@odessa.edu
"Lettre, La"(1999) in DVD paulo moura
Discuss La lettre (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?