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The Children of the Century (1999)

Les enfants du siècle (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Robin Renucci ...
François Buloz
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Marie Dorval
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Aimée d'Alton
Patrick Chesnais ...
Gustave Planche
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Alfred Tattet
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Olivier Foubert ...
Paul de Musset
Marie-France Mignal ...
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Larive
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Hermine de Musset
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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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When passion and pride collide. See more »


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22 September 1999 (France)  »

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The Children of the Century  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$54,912 (USA) (27 December 2002)
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George Sand's estate loaned the production some of Sand's jewelry, including a sapphire ring, which Juliette Binoche wears throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

Alfred de Musset: You imitate passion, but you feel nothing.
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Version of La note bleue (1991) See more »

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I don't speak French but enjoyed the film
31 August 2000 | by (Guadalajara, Mexico) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in French with Spanish subtitles so I had to read very fast! The photography is beautiful. I had not seen either of the principal actors before but I will look for them again. Miss Binoche made George Sand a real person not just an odd woman! The actor who played Alfred de Musset, showed him as charming but weak, very well done.


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