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La belle personne -- Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the boys want to date Junie, and she chooses the quietest among them, Otto Cleves. But soon after, she encounters the great love of her life, Nemours, her Italian teacher. The passion that burns between them is, however, doomed. Junie refuses to give in to her feelings and persists in denying herself happiness, which in her eyes is merely illusory.

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Director:
Writers:
Christophe Honoré (scenario) &
Gilles Taurand (scenario) ...
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Release Date:
6 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Love is always temporary... See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Christophe Honoré 
 
Writing credits
Christophe Honoré (scenario) &
Gilles Taurand (scenario)

Madame de La Fayette (inspired by the book)

Produced by
Sophie Barrat .... producer
Florence Dormoy .... producer
Joëy Faré .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alex Beaupain 
 
Cinematography by
Laurent Brunet 
 
Film Editing by
Chantal Hymans 
 
Casting by
Richard Rousseau 
 
Production Design by
Samuel Deshors 
 
Art Direction by
Emmanuelle Cuillery 
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Vaysse (decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Pierre Canitrot 
 
Makeup Department
Michel Vautier .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Thierry Cretagne .... unit production manager
Guillaume Hanoun .... production manager
Julie Perron .... assistant production manager
Nicolas Ploux .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yann Chemin .... third assistant director
Julie Gouet .... second assistant director
Sylvie Peyre .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Benjamin Bouygues-Faugeron .... assistant art director
Matthieu Scavazza .... assistant art director
Romain Scavazza .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Bouvet .... sound editor
Laurent Cercleux .... boom operator
Julien Gigliotti .... additional boom operator
Guillaume Le Bras .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Emilie Monier .... first assistant camera
Andra Tevy .... second assistant camera
François Tille .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Muriel Douvry .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Mikael Buch .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"The Beautiful Person" - Europe (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
97 min | France:90 min
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Trivia:
In the scene in which Junie enters a café and smiles briefly at a woman, the woman she is smiling at is Chiara Mastroianni. Mastroianni played Catherine de Clèves in La lettre (1999), another adaptation of La Princesse de Clèves which La belle personne (2008) was based on.See more »
Quotes:
Junie:I'm going away to not fall in love.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Yaaba (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Northern SkySee more »

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14 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Love is always temporary..., 1 June 2009
Author: fnorful from United States

…and that pretty well sums up the deepest message of this adaptation of "La Princesse de Clèves". Having seen this at the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival, I will admit to not having an appreciation of Christophe Honore's other work, have not read the book, nor did I recognize any of the actors. The film is put together reasonably well technically. Everyone is young, thin and good-looking, with many a fine pout below a classic Gallic countenance. There were (too) many relationships to track on a first viewing, and I did not understand the motivation for most of the characters. Why does everyone fall in love with Junie? Why does she break down and cry in class? As a high school-age tale, the self-absorbed interpersonal world is apt, with enough sexual tension and romantic intrigue to satisfy the requirements of this genre.

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