MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 139,285 this week

Le dernier chant (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  7 December 1996 (France)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 8 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related Items

Search for "Le dernier chant" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Le dernier chant (TV Movie 1996)

Le dernier chant (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Le dernier chant.
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Julien Alberi
...
Anna
Nathalie Quenard ...
Emma Favart
Jean-François Balmer ...
François Berthier
Hélène Vincent ...
Louise Favart
Pierre Ruegg ...
Lucien Chaillat
Maurice Aufair ...
Paul Collet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brigitte Bewuz
Erwan Demaure ...
L'enfant
Jean-Marc Henchoz ...
L'ivrogne
Catherine Lebegue
Bruno Subrini ...
Jeune Homme
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 December 1996 (France)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A sentimental education
11 July 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

An influential man in war torn France, Julien Alberi, is contacted by a woman who wants his help in getting a job for her daughter Emma. Alberi, who is instrumental in placing the girl as a zoo attendant, is surprised when he discovers Emma at her place of work. He is taken by her beauty, and he remembers something about her that stuck in his mind, she is proud of bathing every day!

With Emma in his mind, he invites her to come in one night for supper in his spacious apartment, to the chagrin of his loyal housekeeper, Anna. The rendezvous goes much better than Julien had expected when he gets his way with his protegee, beginning an affair that will end badly, as Emma demands much more than what Alberi is willing to give her, and because of the difference in their ages, plus a bad heart that is killing Julien slowly.

This made for television feature was shown on a cable channel recently. Based on a novel "Le bon vieux et la belle infant", by Italo Svevo, it was adapted by director Claude Goretta and Pascal Lame for the screen. Basically, it is a frank account in a relationship that is going nowhere. Julien, a widower, suddenly awakens to a passion that proves too much for his weak condition. Anna, the older woman in charge of Alberi's household loves him silently, although he does not feel anything for her. The film does not go anywhere after Julien realizes he was instrumental in debauching Emma. The movie is derailed by its own pomposity in dealing with the subject.

Veteran actor Michel Duchaussoy appears as the older Julien. Best thing in the film is Frederique Meininger, who plays the servant Anna with dignity. Lovely Nathalie Quenard bares it all for the camera and for the viewer's pleasure with abandon. She is a sight for sore eyes, indeed!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Le dernier chant (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?