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Adolphe (2002)

 |  Drama  |  30 October 2002 (France)
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The action takes place at the turn of the 19th Century. Adolphe (Stanislas Merhar) is a carefree, somewhat jaded 22-year-old... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ellénore
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Adolphe
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The Count
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D'Erfeuil
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Mr. d'Arbigny
Anne Suarez ...
Mrs. d'Arbigny
Jean-Marc Stehlé ...
Adolphe's Father
Maryline Even ...
Housemaid
Olween Heudig ...
La gouvernante
Cindy David ...
La fille d'Ellénore
Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis ...
Le fils d'Ellénore (as Gabriel Kane)
Bernard Ballet ...
Le préfet
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La lingère
Pierre Charras ...
Le valet de chambre
Rémy Roubakha ...
Le concierge
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The action takes place at the turn of the 19th Century. Adolphe (Stanislas Merhar) is a carefree, somewhat jaded 22-year-old... See full synopsis »

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Ellénore: [dying, to Adolphe] Love was all my life, it could not be yours.
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14 January 2004 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I am to blame my unfamiliarity with the original novel by Benjamin Constant (1816), but this movie turned out to be one of the most boring titles that have graced my eyes. As a fan of French cinema in general, and Adjani in particular, I was eager to watch this `movie about great tragic love' (as I was told by people who recommended it). As I watched this movie, I realized that I've been tricked, misinformed: there's no such thing as `love' in this movie, just appalling lust. Basically, to sum it up, this is a shot at the time-old story of a man who falls for a woman; woman sleeps with the man; man stops caring about the woman yet sticks with her `out of principle'. Meanwhile, the viewer is forced to sit though a good hour and half of Adjani's lamentations (which got tiring after the first 20 minutes of the movie) and with the male lead that `floats' around mumbling quasi-meaningless clichéd observations while being about as expressive as a log. Nothing really happens in the movie (which could have been easily shortened two-folds), and when the credits finally start to roll the only thing that redeems this piece of cinematic work is the fact that it finally came to an end. Ultimately, the story as it is presented by this disappointment of a movie feels like a distasteful version of Eugene Onegin (even though Adolphe was written slightly before Pushkin's chef-d'oeuvre), minus the parts that made Onegin exciting and thrilling.

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