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Les destinées (2000)
"Les destinées sentimentales" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 July 2000 (France)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pauline Pommerel
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Jean Barnery
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Nathalie Barnery
Olivier Perrier ...
Philippe Pommerel
Dominique Reymond ...
Julie Desca
André Marcon ...
Paul Desca
Alexandra London ...
Louise Desca
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Marcelle
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ...
Arthur Pommerel
Valérie Bonneton ...
Arthur Pommerel's wife
Pascal Bongard ...
Vouzelles
Didier Flamand ...
Guy Barnery
Jean-Baptiste Malartre ...
Frédéric Barnery
Nicolas Pignon ...
Bavouzet
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Fernande
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In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife - and more talk when he decides to take her back. By this time he has been drawn to Pauline, niece of a Cognac distiller, and this precipitates him divorcing his wife, settling on her and his daughter the shares he owns in his family's porcelain factory. He resigns the ministry, marries Pauline, and moves to Switzerland and a tranquil life. On the death of his father he agrees to return home to save the factory, knowing the problems it will bring will change his life completely. So it proves, with service in the Great War having a further profound impact on him and those around him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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$12,367 (USA) (5 April 2002)

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$230,300 (USA) (20 December 2002)
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About love and globalization
6 March 2004 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I just saw this picture and it gave me the impression of Assayas trying to give us a symbolic message on globalization, French versus American markets, and at the end he delivers a movie about the film industry itself.As they say, do it for the French market!

Cinematography is at its best, rhythm of images goes perfectly along character´s feelings at the moment.

Beautiful ball sequence and very good explanation on ceramic and china industry at beginning of 20th century, breath taking swiss sceneries.

I WW sequence is also very well done.

Emmanuelle Beart and Isabelle Huppert are splendorous,La Huppert appears less but is much more intense.

Also got the impression that novel had much more to offer than the 3 hours film version, but this is film, anyway, and script is script.

Beginning and ending with a death scene, love is the only worthy thing in life.


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