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Murray Head (writer)
Diane Kurys (writer)
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Release Date:
22 September 1999 (France) See more »
Love, betrayal, passion and pride. See more »
The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Juliette Binoche ... George Sand

Benoît Magimel ... Alfred de Musset

Stefano Dionisi ... Pietro Pagello
Robin Renucci ... François Buloz

Karin Viard ... Marie Dorval

Isabelle Carré ... Aimée d'Alton
Patrick Chesnais ... Gustave Planche
Arnaud Giovaninetti ... Alfred Tattet
Denis Podalydès ... Sainte-Beuve
Olivier Foubert ... Paul de Musset
Marie-France Mignal ... Mme. de Musset

Michel Robin ... Larive

Ludivine Sagnier ... Hermine de Musset
Victoire Thivisol ... Solange (as Victoire)
Julien Léal ... Maurice
Pascal Ternisien ... Boucoiran
Jean-Claude de Goros ... Capo de Feuillide
Mathias Mégard ... Delacroix

Robert Plagnol ... Jules Sandeau
Yvette Petit ... Dressmaker
Massimo De Rossi ... Danieli Director
Pascale Oudot ... Julie
Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Latouche
Olivier Claverie ... Pinson
Alika Del Sol ... Pretty Half-Caste
Edith Perret ... Dowager at Ball
Marie-Thérèse Arène ... Second Dowager
Yacha Kurys ... Child at Luxembourg Gardens
Baladine Ardant Conversi ... Child at Luxembourg Gardens
Pablo Amaro ... Italian Coachman
Fabiana Gastaldello ... Italian Nun
Thierry de Peretti ... Achille Deveria
Tony Gaultier ... Porter
Sylvie Herbert ... Concierge

Franck Amiach ... Buloz Employee
Grégory Reznik ... Tattet's Valet
Serge Ridoux ... Tortoni's Waiter
Jean-Noël Fenwick ... Dashing Dancer
Philippe Mangione ... Waffle Seller
Antoni Saint-Aubin ... Swarthy Young Man
Olivier Meidinger ... Austrian Soldier
Ségolène Bonnet ... Preening Woman
Michelle Figlarz ... Preening Woman (as Michelle Guetta)
Delphine Quentin ... Russian Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alessandro Bressanello ... Ami de Pagello

Capucine Daumas ... Italienne

Corentin Daumas
Naël Marandin
France Massartic ... Maidservant
Costanza Sebastiani ... Lady in the carriage
Massimiliano Vado ... Pagello
Thomas Vindevogel ... Gendarme

Directed by
Diane Kurys 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Murray Head  writer
Diane Kurys  writer
François-Olivier Rousseau  writer

Produced by
Robert Benmussa .... executive producer
Christine Gozlan .... associate producer
Diane Kurys .... producer
Rosanna Roditi .... executive producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Cinematography by
Vilko Filac 
Film Editing by
Joële Van Effenterre 
Casting by
Mirta Guarnaschelli 
Gérard Moulévrier 
Production Design by
Bernard Vézat 
Art Direction by
Maxime Rebière 
Set Decoration by
Sabine Delouvrier 
Philippe Turlure 
Costume Design by
Christian Lacroix 
Anaïs Romand 
Makeup Department
Suzanne Benoit .... makeup artist
Joan Giacomin .... assistant makeup artist
Isabelle Luzet .... hair stylist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist
Patrick Villain .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bruno Amestoy .... unit manager
Jean-Paul Battaggia .... unit production manager
Michel Battaggia .... unit manager
Jean-Louis Bergamini .... unit manager trainee
Daniel Champagnon .... production manager
Gonzague de Beauchaine .... unit manager
Eric Duchêne .... unit manager
Attila Egry .... unit manager
Stephane Guarese .... post-production supervisor (TV version)
Jean-Pierre Lautié .... unit manager
Fabien Peborde .... unit manager
Catherine Pierrat .... unit production manager
Pierre Pinaud .... unit manager
Raphael Pincepoche .... unit manager
Paolo Rosada .... unit manager
Thomas Serre .... unit manager
Frederic Thibault .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Baraduc .... first assistant director
Pascal Meynier .... assistant director
Diane Stein-Dubois .... first assistant director: second unit
Mathieu Thouvenot .... assistant director
Art Department
Daniel Bacciu .... props: Italy
Philippe Boucherot .... art department co-ordinator
Stéphane Cressend .... property master
Paolo Cusin .... carpenter
Jiri Hanibal Jr. .... assistant production designer
Benedicte Joffre .... upholsterer
Olivier Meidinger .... assistant art director
Arnaud Putman .... swing gang
Alessandra Querzola .... set decorator: Italy
Vincent Sentis .... carpenter
Bertrand Terreyre .... carpenter
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacques Descomps .... sound recordist
Lionel Garbarini .... sound
Laurent Kossayan .... sound designer
Laurent Kossayan .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurent Kossayan .... sound
Laurent Kossayan .... supervising sound editor
Laurent Lévy .... sound effects
Gréggory Poncelet .... sound recordist
Igor Thomas-Gerard .... sound design assistant
Véronique Tiron .... boom operator
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound
Special Effects by
Christian Bourqui .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Christian Guillon .... visual effects supervisor
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects
Simon Thomas .... digital effects artist
Michel Carliez .... stunt advisor
Albert Goldberg .... stunt performer
Christian Hening .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
François Adler .... camera assistant
Andrea Chiozzotto .... daily camera assistant
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Patrick de Ranter .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jean-Marc Duez .... grip
Jean-Marc Duez .... key grip
Xavier Embry .... best boy grip
Cristiano Giavedoni .... gaffer: Italy
Raphael Jourdan .... key grip: second unit
Pierre Mazard .... focus puller: second camera
Pierre Mazard .... focus puller: steadicam
Elvis Pasqual .... electrician
Angelo Russo .... electrician
Marion Stalens .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Lisa Pfeiffer .... assistant editor
Music Department
Maurizio Abeni .... conductor
Maurizio Abeni .... orchestrator
Vincenzo Bellini .... music: from "Beatrice di Tenda"
Fabio Venturi .... music scoring engineer
Other crew
Juliette Binoche .... poster designer
Nicola Catullo .... production assistant
Corinne Devaux .... choreographer
Marilena La Ferrara .... payroll clerk
Pascal Luneau .... acting coach: Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Carla Zacchia .... production accountant: Italy

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les enfants du siècle" - France (original title)
"Children of the Century" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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135 min | Argentina:107 min | USA:105 min (theatrical version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hungary:18 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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Did You Know?

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 »
Alfred de Musset:You imitate passion, but you feel nothing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of A Song to Remember (1945)See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Les Enfants du Siecle, 21 June 2005
Author: jackdanube from United States

If you have any interest in French Romanticism, or romanticism in general, see this film. The story is taken from both Musset's & Sand's accounts of the affair that took place. If a film is to be made about a poet, use the poets feelings and even words at the most opportune times, this film does that, and then some. This film is well crafted, from every aspect of its making. The performances by Binoche & Magimel are both riveting and heart wrenching.

If this love were a battle, the filmmaker would most definitely taken the side of Sand. As the truth of this affair left Musset's heart dispirited until his death. Even his friends, like Eugene Delacroix, have said that his pen was a poison that infected his reader like a virus. But all histoire aside, as a film, this is an exquisite piece of work, that is both heart-breaking and entertaining. In the words of the central characters, "Shame on you, who are the first to show me treason. The horror and anger, which made me lose my reason."-Alfred de Musset "The angels are no more pure than the heart of a young man who loves truthfully."-George Sand

Above all watch this film and judge for yourself.

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