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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

George Sand: Love does exist, it's not an illusion. One merely has to recognise it, and be humble before it.
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Version of A Song to Remember (1945) See more »

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Beautifully crafted film about two totally self absorbed artists.
21 February 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I was really hoping to find some special quality in the two main characters that I could like. However, self absorbed people are usually too melodramatic about every single aspect of their lives and so I had no sympathy for their predicament at all. So, I settled back and enjoyed Julliet Binochet at work. The film was meticulously crafted and the settings and costumes were wonderful, so I got the time machine effect, too. If you like historical melodrama, you might enjoy this.


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