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Gustave Flaubert (novel)
Heidi Thomas (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 February 2000 (USA) See more »
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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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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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 .... re-recording mixer
Roger Slater .... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs .... foley editor
Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects
John Markwell .... special effects
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
Location Management
Nick Fulton .... location manager: UK
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager: France
Emma Pill .... location manager: UK
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
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... production team member: France
Jane Gibson .... choreographer
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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Did You Know?

The film was released on DVD in 2012 with 158 minutes.See more »
Continuity: The power of attorney document had already begun to smolder before Emma grabbed it back out of the fire, so it could not have been crisp and flat and an undamaged white color when Charles was holding it a moment later and refused to burn it himself.See more »
Leon:I'm pouring myself into you, Emma.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Madame Bovary (2014)See more »


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31 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
some pretty botched-up casting, 3 March 2000
Author: Lori Pieper (ljp-2) from Bronx, NY

I've got to admit that Madame Bovary isn't my one of my favorite literary works, but I've watched several adaptations nonetheless. This was a fairly intelligent attempt at adaptation, with a pretty good script, but it was ruined for me by some casting misjudgments and a misguided decision to use nudity and explicit sex.

It takes some doing to make a woman as misguided and blinkered as Emma Bovary truly sympathetic (one of my major problems with the book), and though Frances O'Connor is a good actress, she often comes across seeming merely like a spoiled brat. She seems even more so because the decision was made to have her speak out loud so many things that Emma only thinks in the book. But I think the negative impression I got of this Emma is less due to her, perhaps, then to the other cast. I think it was a major mistake to cast somebody so obviously manly and sympathetic in the role of her husband as Hugh Bonneville (in the book Charles was really a dork) and such lightweights as Greg Wise (who looks stupefied most of the time) and -- well, I've forgotten what is name was -- as Leon. You definitely have to question her preference from them over Charles.

The various explicit nude sex scenes really add nothing, and often lead us in the wrong direction. Is it merely a difference in sexual technique that makes Emma unsatisified by her husband, but satisfied by Rodolphe? You can look at these scenes for hours and never find out. By the way, what is this about Emma apparently liking rough sex (her first time with Rodolphe, when he makes her bleed). Where was THAT in the book??! But most of all it was a mistake, I think, because Emma focuses as much on romance as on sex, and these scenes completely miss that.

I was mainly disappointed in this try at the book. Beautifully photographed, though.

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