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  (in credits order)

Isabelle Adjani ... Ellénore

Stanislas Merhar ... Adolphe

Jean Yanne ... The Count

Romain Duris ... 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

Isild Le Besco ... La lingère
Pierre Charras ... Le valet de chambre
Rémy Roubakha ... Le concierge
François Chattot ... L'ambassadeur
Patrice Juiff ... L'ingénieur
Jean-Claude Braquet ... Le palefrenier
Benjamin Rataud ... Le barbier
John Arnold ... Le secrétaire d'ambassade
Maurice Bernart ... Le monsieur
Isabelle Caubère ... La femme du concierge
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Tante Choupie
Astrid Cathala ... La fille d'Erfeuil
Christophe Lavalle ... Le laquais d'ambassade

Directed by
Benoît Jacquot 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benjamin Constant  novel
Benoît Jacquot 
Fabrice Roger-Lacan 

Produced by
Laurent Pétin .... producer
Michèle Pétin .... producer (as Michèle Halberstadt)
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
Art Direction by
Geneviève Dufour 
Set Decoration by
Gérard Marcireau 
Costume Design by
Catherine Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Laurence Azouvy .... key makeup artist
Cédric Chami .... key hair stylist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Bobo Sobotka .... makeup artist: Czech Republic
Production Management
Daniel Baschieri .... production manager
Pierre Cordonnier .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Dumas .... unit manager
Daniela Huml .... production manager (as Daniela Humlova)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raphaël Chevènement .... first assistant director
Mathilde Cukierman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Frédéric Jourdan .... carpenter
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Karel Vanásek .... property master
Sound Department
Nicolas Cantin .... boom operator
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Goinard .... sound editor
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound editor
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound
Sylvain Malbrant .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Jirí Vojtech .... special effects senior technician
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Laurent Avare .... stunts
Joëlle Baland .... horse stunt
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunt double
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrice Cossoneau .... stunt double: horse stunts
Yan Dron .... assistant stunt coordinator
David Grolleau .... stunts
Vincent Haquin .... stunt double
Alain Pedouan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Fromentin .... gaffer
Pierre-Hugues Galien .... assistant camera
Milan Jirsa .... gaffer: Czech Republic
Olivier Martin .... key grip
Jérôme Prébois .... still photographer
Petr Svoboda .... best boy: Czech Republic
Casting Department
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
Marek Juracek .... casting: Czech Republic
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Bernard .... wardrobe
Aurore Vicente .... costumer
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Julia Gregory .... assistant editor
Emmanuel Le Ridant .... telecine dailies colorist
Bérengère Saint-Bezar .... assistant editor
Music Department
Robert Schumann .... composer: theme "Quintett für Klavier und Streichquartette, op. 44"
Other crew
Christelle Chagnot .... groom
Pierre de Domingo .... assistant: Isabelle Adjani
Corinne Devaux .... choreographer
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor
Rémy Launay .... groom
Philippe Lévy .... production accountant

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Also Known As:
102 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Adolphe:[to Ellenore] The Count has for you only affection; I, I love you.See more »


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11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Avoid..., 14 January 2004
Author: kostu-san from Montreal, Canada

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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