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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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Sir Malcolm
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Harry Winterslow
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Kate
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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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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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Box Office

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£48,776 (UK) (24 August 2007)

Gross:

$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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Well-tempered Clavichord, Book I, Fugue No.2, BWV.847
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beautiful, believable and nothing short of a wonderful sexy surprise
19 August 2007 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

I didn't really expect too much from this movie and hearing the running time was just short of three hours, was fully prepared to leave after getting a flavour of it. How wrong I was, this is a very fine film and doesn't drag for a moment. It is beautiful, believable and nothing short of a wonderful sexy surprise. All the support acting is measured and helps provide a solid counterbalance for the central couple who gradually learn to let go their inhibitions and slide blissfully from lust to love. It is all very gradually done from Chatterley's first glimpse of the gamekeeper washing himself outside his hut and her consequent, and at the time seemingly over the top, need to sit to gather her senses, literally; to the powerful scene where she asks him to turn and display his erect penis and the wondrous scenes of the naked couple cavorting ecstatically in the pouring rain. All in all a fine mix of the wonders of nature, the manliness of the hand made, the power of sex and the need for love. The more overt political elements that Lawrence would probably have wanted put more to the fore are probably better dealt with here, kept more in the background. Brave film making, especially at a time when being so positive about 'sexual healing' seems so out of vogue.


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