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Director:
Writers:
Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue)
Madame de La Fayette (inspired by the book "La Princesse de Clèves")
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Release Date:
22 September 1999 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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20 films you must watch at Mumbai Film Festival 2012
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Cast

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Chiara Mastroianni ... Mme de Clèves
Pedro Abrunhosa ... Pedro Abrunhosa
Antoine Chappey ... M. de Clèves
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 ... François de Guise
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
Claude Sempere ... Voix Off Présentateur TV
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marianne Bey Zave ... Emploièe de Mme de Chartres
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Directed by
Manoel de Oliveira 
 
Writing credits
Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue)

Madame de La Fayette (inspired by the book "La Princesse de Clèves") (as Mme. de Lafayette)

Jacques Parsi (translation: French)

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Machuel 
 
Film Editing by
Valérie Loiseleux 
 
Casting by
Richard Rousseau 
 
Production Design by
Ana Vaz da Silva 
 
Set Decoration by
Ann Chakraverty 
 
Costume Design by
Judy Shrewsbury 
 
Makeup Department
Emmanuelle Fèvre .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jacques Arhex .... production manager
Elisabeth Bocquet .... production manager (as Elizabeth Bocquet)
Jean-Dominique Chouchan .... assistant production manager
Philippe Rey .... production manager
Alexandre Valente .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Maria Vaz da Silva .... first assistant director (as Zé Maria Vaz da Silva)
 
Art Department
Xavier Lavant .... second assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Jean-François Auger .... sound mixer
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Yves-Marie Omnes .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mathieu Bertholet .... assistant camera
Alice Capronnier .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Philippe Wegiel .... electrician
 
Other crew
Marielle Duigou .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Letter" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | France:U | Portugal:M/12 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)
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Soundtrack:
Extrait des '3 Klavierstucke D 946See more »

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4 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Laughable, 9 October 1999
Author: Danilo Jurisich from Vancouver

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

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