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Watching the film was horrible for me. Indeed I read the book. It's writer is Guy de Maupassant, a famous classic novelist. I learned about him at school and his novels belong to the cultural goods of France. Guy de Maupassant manages to describe the personality of his main characters throughout their actions and is always very dramatic. But his characters always have a deeper meaning and portray the "evil" and the "good" of a society. Well this film has nothing of de Maupassant's novel in it. The characters are superficial, the relations between the main characters are not developed and very important facts are not shown in the film, which makes it very difficult to understand the message of the film if the book is unknown to the audience. That's what makes it awful to me, because Guy de Maupassant always had a message he wanted to tell throughout his novels. This film destroys it. If one cannot adapt a book into a film, then just let it be! please! Or just produce mini-series to cope with the complexity of the book. But yeah, mini-series wouldn't make as much money and wouldn't gather as much attention.....
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