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Gabrielle (2005)

The marriage between Gabrielle and Jean begins to fray after the discovery of a letter that belongs to Gabrielle.

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Gabrielle Hervey
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Jean Hervey
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Yvonne
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The Editor-in-Chief
Chantal Neuwirth ...
Madeleine
Thierry Fortineau ...
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Louise Vincent ...
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Clément Hervieu-Léger ...
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Nicolas Moreau ...
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Xavier Lafitte ...
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Maï David ...
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Jeanne Herry ...
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Aude Léger ...
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Raina Kabaivanska ...
La cantatrice
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Paris shortly before World War I. Wealthy and self-satisfied, Jean Hervey is returning home from work, describing life with his wife of 10 years, Gabrielle; he values her as impassive and stolid. However, that day she's gone, leaving a letter that she's joining a man she loves. Jean is devastated, but within minutes she's returned, telling him that her resolve has failed. Over the next two days, he questions, demands, begs, and parries with her: why did she leave, why did she return, does she love him, did she ever love him, who is her lover, is she passionate with her lover? She's calm as alabaster, reserved. Is she in danger? When she makes an offer, how will he respond? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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9 September 2005 (Italy)  »

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Gabrielle - Liebe meines Lebens  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,676, 16 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,534, 4 May 2014
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A stunning evocation of marital relationship
10 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This incredible adaptation of Joseph Conrad's story,"The Return" has been haunting me for days. The visual beauty of its cinematography in contrast to the devastating psychological and emotional pain of its characters, brilliantly portrayed by Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Gregory. has rarely been achieved in film. No need here to repeat the details of the story...I do however want to point out what I have not read in any reviews or comments...that this is basically, as I see it, an evocation of the power and control struggle in a marriage...that moves between husband and wife in the most fascinating and brilliant way. My most grateful appreciation and admiration to Patrice Chereau for giving us this remarkable film. In a time of blockbuster, action movies, what a joy to experience a work of art that provides intense emotion, intelligent food for thought and visual nurturance.


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