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The Captive (2000)
"La captive" (original title)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislas Merhar ...
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 ...
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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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La cautiva  »

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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: You, me, what matter? It's as you want.
Ariane: As I want, but it's you who want. And because you want, I must want it, too.
Simon: Then I have decided. It'll be no less painful for me. But not for long, I suppose. As you know, I am without memory.
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SONATE ARPEGGIONE EN LA MINEUR: Allegro Moderato
D821 pour violoncelle et piano
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Violoncelle, Imogen Cooper, piano
(p) 1998 RCA Red Seal c/o BMG France
Avec l'aimable autorisation de BMG France
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you have to read Proust
19 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You have to read Proust to appreciate this movie. I imagine it was the most awful, boring treachery to subject someone to if they hadn't read La Captive. Ackerman is actually quite witty in portraying the mental restlessness of the characters, especially Ariane/Albertine constantly being caught in her poorly planned deceptions). In addition to this her visual portrayal of Proust's themes of desire and dissatisfaction are very poignant(although sometimes uncomfortable). An example being the bathing scene, where Simon/Marcel is most vulnerable and unselfishly sensual (I say unselfishly because of the contrast of the other sensual scenes where Ariane is sleeping) but this is only possible for him because of the distance and physical barrier between them. Ackerman is not entirely successful at putting Proust's La Captive on film, but she does make a beautiful, simplified attempt.


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