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Lady Chatterley (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  1 November 2006 (France)
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A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.

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Hélène Alexandridis ...
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Bernard Verley ...
Sir Malcolm
Sava Lolov ...
Tommy Dukes
Jean-Baptiste Montagut ...
Harry Winterslow
Fanny Deleuze ...
Tante Eva
Michel Vincent ...
Marshall
Colette Philippe ...
Mrs. Marshall
Christelle Hes ...
Kate
Jade Bouchard ...
La jeune bonne
Joël Vandael ...
Jacques De Bock ...
Le médecin (as Jacques de Bock)
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Sir Clifford has returned from the Great War to his estate near Sheffield, paralyzed from the waist down. Lady Constance, his young wife, cares for him, but she's lifeless, enervated. Her physician prescribes the open air, and she finds a quiet retreat at the hut - the workplace - of Parkin, the estate's gamekeeper. The rhythms of nature awaken Connie - daffodils, pheasant chicks - and soon she and Parkin become lovers. She's now radiant. Parkin, too, opens up. Class distinctions and gender roles may be barriers to the affair becoming more. Connie's trip to France, with her father and sister, bring the lovers to a nuanced resolution. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on one of the most scandalous novels of our time

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Rated R for sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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1 November 2006 (France)  »

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$32,814 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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$687,414 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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Every English character name is kept from the original novel apart from the game keeper who is called "Parkin" instead of "Mellors". See more »

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On the cabin porch, while drinking water, the two different glasses are switched from one character to the other between takes. See more »

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Version of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) See more »

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Lady Chatterley is English
26 February 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I had a great pleasure to see the movie by Pascale Ferran. Several years ago I read the book by D. H. Lawrence, I discover that Lawrence wrote three times his book. Pascale Ferran chose the second one "Jess Thomas and Lady Jane", with an explicit title! The end is not very happy and gives not very much hope to the heroes. I find the adaptation very faithful to the book. The movie won 5 prizes at the French Cesars on the 24 of February 2007 : best movie, best actress (Marina Hands, who has an English father), best adaptation, best costumes, best photo. In spite of its length, the movie is never boring. It shows that it is still possible to make movies of high quality. Marina Hands is gorgeous as Constance Chatterley and radiates happiness in love. For me she is really English.

Guy


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