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The Captive (2000)

La captive (original title)
An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.

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Simon
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Ariane
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Andrée
Liliane Rovère ...
Françoise, the maid
Françoise Bertin ...
The grandmother
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Léa, the actress
Vanessa Larré ...
Hélène
Samuel Tasinaje ...
Levy
Jean Borodine ...
The chauffeur
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Isabelle
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Sarah
Adeline Chaudron ...
Prostitute
Sophie Assante ...
The singing woman
Christopher Gendreau ...
Bellboy
Sébastien Haddouk ...
Painter
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An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.

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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2000 (#02). See more »

Quotes

Simon: I prefer the truth even if it hurts. Yet all you give me are half-truths when you know I'll find out anyway.
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Soundtracks

L'ILE DES MORTS, Op 29
Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy
© 1909 by HAWKINS & SON (London) LTD
(p) 1984 DECCA RECORDS COMPANY LTD
Avec l'aimable autorisation de UNIVERSAL MUSIC PROJETS SPECIAUX
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Worst Movie Ever!
10 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen a lot of movies in my life and I have never walked out of the movie theater and rarely ever stopped watching a movie. If I paid to see this, I would have walked out. We had to fast forward at 2x at that was the speed the movie could have been done at. Many long scenes with no talking at all and just driving. The characters were empty with no essence, no emotion, no depth to them what so ever. The man was pathetic and his submissive girlfriend had a blank expression on her face through the whole thing. This movie could have been saved if the hint of romantic relationship with the girlfriend and her female friend would have been woven into the story. Bottom line is that what this movie lacked is what lacks in a lot of relationships where people ask later "what went wrong?": lack of communication, thats what. Moodiness, and sad puppy dog looks don't do it, we need to know what is going on through the characters' heads, what makes them tick not just what makes them obsessed. One moment of anguish sobs at his grandmas arms is not enough to wake us up from the silent, expressionless coma this movie put us in. This movie should have never been made. No one should ever see this. It would truly be a waste of your time.


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