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Gustave Flaubert (novel)
Heidi Thomas (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 February 2000 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Frances O'Connor ... Emma Bovary

Greg Wise ... Rodolphe

Eileen Atkins ... Marie Louise

Hugh Bonneville ... Charles Bovary
Keith Barron ... L'heureux

Jessica Oyelowo ... Felicite

Trevor Peacock ... Rouault
David Troughton ... Homais
Joe McGann ... Paul
Stanley Lebor ... Binet
Joe Roberts ... Justin
Mary MacLeod ... Madame Lefrancois
Phillip Manikum ... Lestiboudois

Hugh Dancy ... Leon
Desmond Barrit ... Guillaumin
Willie Ross ... Hurdy Gurdy Man
Roy Macready ... Vincart
Claire Hackett ... Madame Homais
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Cooper ... Vicomte
Marian Diamond ... Sister Marie Paul
Jenny Howe ... Sister Evangeline

Barbara Jefford ... Marquise
Thomas Wheatley ... Dr. Canivet
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Directed by
Tim Fywell 
 
Writing credits
Gustave Flaubert (novel)

Heidi Thomas (screenplay)

Produced by
Cahal Bannon .... associate producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Bernard Krichefski .... producer
Tony Redston .... producer
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Lunn 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Seager 
 
Film Editing by
Roy Sharman 
 
Casting by
Sarah Bird 
 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly  (as John-Paul Kelly)
 
Art Direction by
Niall Moroney 
Anne Seibel 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Wan (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Anushia Nieradzik 
 
Makeup Department
Ashley Johnson .... makeup artist
Vivien Riley .... makeup designer
Felicity Wright .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Christine Raspillère .... production manager: French
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arnaud Boquier .... second assistant director: French crew
Connie Boylan .... second assistant director
Alexandra Cooper .... third assistant director
Sam Hill .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Arnold .... stand-by props
Chris Arnold .... stand-by props
Roy Chapman .... dressing props
James Fennessy .... Scenic painter
Barry Gibbs .... property master
Gregoire Lemoine .... production buyer: France
Tom Lowen .... stand-by rigger (as Tommy Lowen)
Emma MacDevitt .... stand-by art director
Darryl Paterson .... dressing props
Anne Seibel .... art director: France (as Anne Seibel)
Bryan Smith .... stand-by carpenter
Glenn Start .... stand-by painter
Roger Tyrell .... construction manager
Sara Wan .... production buyer
Frank Howe .... drapes master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philip Bothamley .... dubbing editor (as Phil Bothamley)
Fiona Curran .... dubbing editor
James Harris .... third man sound
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Leon Minas .... foley recordist
Santiago Recio .... sound re-recording mixer
Roger Slater .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects
John Markwell .... special effects
 
Stunts
Richard Hammatt .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Anthony .... electrician
Jon Beacham .... clapper loader
Barry Davis .... electrician
Ele Denman .... camera trainee
Darren Harvey .... best boy
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator
Bob Hunt .... electrician
Stuart King .... gaffer
Micky Patten .... grip
Kim Seber .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Russell Barnett .... costume assistant (as Russell Barnet)
Caroline Hume .... costume design assistant
Dulcie Scott .... wardrobe supervisor
Berenice Wright .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... telecine operator
Bridgette Williams .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
 
Other crew
Mathieu Baillargeon .... production team member: France
Jean Phillippe Baudart .... production team member: France
Amanda Black .... production coordinator
Joanie Blaikie .... production executive
Maggie Boyd .... script supervisor
Sarah Brown .... assistant script editor
Sarah J. Brown .... assistant script editor (as Sarah Brown)
Nina Cunningham .... production runner
Sammi Davis .... production secretary
Claire Deloire .... production secretary: France
Monique Eydan .... production accountant: France
Nick Fulton .... location manager: UK
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... production team member: France
Jane Gibson .... choreographer
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager: France
Emma Pill .... location manager: UK
Rachel Plose .... production accountant
Pier Wilkie .... script editor
Michael Wood .... production executive
 

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180 min | Sweden:153 min | Finland:158 min (2 parts)
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Leon:My mind's exercised enough. My mind's worn out with exercising. It's like a mouse on a wheel; like a piston in an engine. It never stops.See more »
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A little underwhelming but with many great merits, 19 January 2014
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Madame Bovary is a European literary classic but also very difficult to adapt because of the complex situations and characters(which can easily become skimmed over or one-dimensional). This adaptation is not going to please everybody and definitely does fall short of the book but it is a good attempt and has a lot of good aspects to it. It does get off to a slow start, with the adaptation getting much better quickly pacing-wise but not fully recovering. The execution of the sex scenes are also a mixed bag, for this viewer there was no problem with their necessity, some were sensual but others were a little too gratuitous. And the adaptation does suffer at times from incompleteness, some scenes could have had more time dedicated to them like with the Waltz, a scene that did agreed need more daring tension. Visually though it is a wonder, really beautifully photographed and the production values are true to period with rich colours and a great dark atmosphere which was much appreciated. The dress that Emma wears in the Cathedral is most envious. The music has an elegance and foreboding, not too satirical. The script occasionally does plod but is very literate and does capture the book's dark edge and ironic humour. There is also a real sense of French provincial life being very suffocated, very important and captured very well.

The story while not as complete as one would like is at least coherent and has much darkness, pathos and irony. The characters are more complex in the book certainly but they are equally so to pull off on screen because most you don't feel much sympathy for and it is easy to make Emma too bitchy or too sympathetic. But there is eye for characterisation here, Emma and Charles are different and Marie Louise can come across as a caricature to some but everybody else is spot on and generally there does seem to be respect for the source material with the knowledge of its adaptation difficulty. The direction is fluid, at times efficient without rushing and at others languid without lacking pulse. The performances are fine. Frances O'Connor takes a noble stab at possibly one of the most difficult literary characters to portray and does so with pathos and vanity, there is definitely a sense of Emma being a rather insufferable person but with O'Connor you can't help feeling some compassion for her. Hugh Bonneville is a commanding and comparatively mild-mannered Charles, while Greg Wise captures Rudolphe's eroticism, menace and suavity outstandingly well and Hugh Dancy's Leon is gentle without being dull. In support, standouts were the sly L'Hereux of Keith Baron and Eileen Atkins' Marie Louise, who steals her scenes although their roles are not exactly big. All in all, has many great things and a few things that definitely could have been done better, a respectable if comparatively underwhelming adaptation. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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