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The Children of the Century (1999)
"Les enfants du siècle" (original title)

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Stefano Dionisi ...
Robin Renucci ...
François Buloz
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Marie Dorval
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Aimée d'Alton
Patrick Chesnais ...
Gustave Planche
Arnaud Giovaninetti ...
Alfred Tattet
Denis Podalydès ...
Olivier Foubert ...
Paul de Musset
Marie-France Mignal ...
Mme. de Musset
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Larive
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Hermine de Musset
Victoire Thivisol ...
Solange (as Victoire)
Julien Léal ...
Maurice
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The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and women's frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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22 September 1999 (France)  »

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$8,044 (USA) (13 September 2002)

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$54,912 (USA) (27 December 2002)
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The film was shot in the actual rooms in the Hotel Danieli which Sand and Musset stayed in. See more »

Quotes

Alfred de Musset: We were born into a world in ruins, with no glory or wars to die for. Despair was our only religion.
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Version of La note bleue (1991) See more »

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Beautiful passionate film
22 July 2001 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed very much this film. The story is really interesting it deals also with the difficult situation of women in the first half of XIX century. Juliette Binoche is wonderful in this role, she is an ideal person for George Sand. The pictures are wonderful. The film is a bit too slow but the viewer has time to live through the emotional turmoil of Alfred and George. This film is worth seeing.


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