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Belle du Seigneur (2012)

English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.



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Credited cast:
Janine Horsburgh ...
Mrs. Deume
Leslie Woodhall ...
Mr. Deume
Sir John
Van Vries
Gilbert Johnston ...
Huxley's wife
André Arend van de Noord ...
Dietsch (as Andre van Noord)
Peruvian delegate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Casimiro Fernandes ...
Party guest
Danish Delegate


English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.

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Drama | Romance




Release Date:

5 June 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Apagorevmenos erotas  »

Box Office


€10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Solal and Ariane attend a concert in Italy in 1937, at which Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question" (which is also heard throughout the film's soundtrack) is performed. This work was not performed until 1946, in the USA. See more »


[from trailer]
Solal: This organization has failed once again.
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Excellent scenery
11 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding scenery in Italy and Switzerland, international struggle during WWII, human fragility, human struggle, conflict on issues and the directives from the League of Nations from a Jewish point of view. This is also the first time Natalia Vodianova has combined her modeling career with acting, which is promising. I particularly enjoyed seeing European hotels and houses and the architecture of the settings. Solal portrays a troubled individual who appears to be looking for a way out, believing in his position he cannot change the rigidity of the LON. There is also the issue of the role of women during that time-frame and some of Ariana's struggles. Adapted from a book of the same name from a respected French novelist. I would certainly watch this again, you get the feeling there's pieces of the story that you're missing the first time watching

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