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Thérèse -- In 1920s France, a provincial housewife's suffocating marriage to a boorish landowner inspires her to a fatal bid for freedom.
Thérèse -- In 1920s France, a provincial housewife's suffocating marriage to a boorish landowner inspires her to a fatal bid for freedom.


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François Mauriac (novel)
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Release Date:
21 November 2012 (Belgium) See more »
An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
5 nominations See more »
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Great psychological portrayals, but confusing See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Audrey Tautou ... Thérèse Larroque - épouse Desqueyroux

Gilles Lellouche ... Bernard Desqueyroux

Anaïs Demoustier ... Anne de la Trave
Catherine Arditi ... Madame de la Trave
Isabelle Sadoyan ... Tante Clara
Francis Perrin ... Monsieur Larroque
Jean-Claude Calon ... Monsieur de la Trave
Max Morel ... Balion
Françoise Goubert ... Balionte

Stanley Weber ... Jean Azevedo
Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi ... Thérèse Larroque à 15 ans (as Alba Gaïa Bellugi)
Matilda Marty-Giraut ... Anne de la Trave à 15 ans
Gérard Bayle ... Pedemay

Yves Jacques ... Maître Duros
Docteur Lebeau ... Le ponte de Bordeaux
Frédéric Kneip ... Le juge
Jack Delbalat ... Le pharmacien Darquey
Jérôme Thibault ... Deguilhem
Francis Ayliès ... Le prêtre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Beyeler ... Un client de l'hôtel de Baden Baden

Directed by
Claude Miller 
Writing credits
François Mauriac (novel)

Claude Miller (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Natalie Carter (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Frédéric Bruneel .... executive producer
Yves Marmion .... producer
Cinematography by
Gérard de Battista 
Film Editing by
Véronique Lange 
Production Design by
Laurence Brenguier 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Elsa Gendre .... makeup artist
Christelle Laromanière .... additional makeup artist: extras
Jane Milon .... key hair stylist
Yumiko Oka .... makeup artist
Production Management
Juliette Bayle .... production secretary
Bruno Bernard .... production manager
Xavier Fabre .... production manager: Bordeaux
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production supervisor
Anne-Sophie Henry-Cavillon .... post-production manager
Louis Lemoine .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
César Chabrol .... third assistant director
Stephanie Pulcrano .... second assistant director (as Stéphanie Barascut)
Hervé Ruet .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bernard Chedin .... production buyer
Dominique Grillet .... property master
Fabien Lang .... props
Pierre Moreau .... painter
Adrien Roman .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Damien Bera .... sound re-recording mixer
Yannick Blanquet .... boom operator
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Vincent Cosson .... adr recordist
Cédric Deloche .... dialogue editor
Geraldine Falieu .... assistant sound editor
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Gwennolé Le Borgne .... sound
Kevin Le Godec .... sound trainee
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
Éric Rophé .... sound (as Eric Rophe)
Franck Tassel .... foley artist
Matthieu Tertois .... sound mix technician
Visual Effects by
Estelle Chesneau .... digital compositor
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Nicolas Lacroix .... visual effects coordinator
Sergeï Lourié .... digital compositor
Gianni Manno .... digital compositor
Fredrik Monteil .... digital compositor
Sebastien Rame .... compositing supervisor
Niranjan Siva .... digital compositor
Annabelle Troukens .... visual effects producer
William Untereiner .... visual effects artist
Philippe Guégan .... stunt advisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Luis Armando Arteaga .... camera operator: "b" camera
Luis Armando Arteaga .... director of photography: second unit
Eddy Brière .... still photographer
Celine Croze .... second assistant camera
Rodolphe Lauga .... steadicam operator
Jean-Philippe Louis .... generator operator
Eric Sicot .... first assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... aerial camera operator: close range
Lucie Zappa .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Adèle Bruchert .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Chrystel Alépée .... first assistant editor
Jean-Baptiste Combette .... digital dailies supervisor
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage
Charles Fréville .... digital colorist
Fabien Napoli .... dailies color grader
Jérôme Pey .... additional assistant editor
Music Department
Mathieu Alvado .... music arranger
Benjamin Caillaud .... music scoring mixer
Gautier Carbonneaux .... assistant music mixer
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
Other crew
Frédéric Cauvy .... weapons armorer
Florence Narozny .... press officer
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
Julien Selak .... post-production coordinator: Digimage cinéma

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thérèse Desqueyroux" - France (original title)
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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Swiss censorship certificate # 1009.69See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Therese (1962)See more »


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21 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Great psychological portrayals, but confusing, 13 May 2013
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This film is about a blue blooded woman marrying a tycoon, but quickly finds out that marriage is not a thing she likes.

The title "Thérèse Desqueyroux" doesn't give the plot away, but the Hong Kong Chinese title does. As a result, I kept guessing how the plot will turn out. Initially, we see Thérèse having a rather entangled relationship with Anne, which may or may not have played a part in her dissatisfaction in Thérèse's subsequent marriage. Then, the marriage itself is portrayed well, with the husband giving Thérèse much love that is clearly not reciprocated.

However, all these supposed seeds that led to the deed did not adequately explain Thérèse's criminal action. Without a plausible motive, I was left to wonder exactly why she did such a horrible deed. Such a lack of motive may drive suspense and keep viewers on edge, but in "Thérèse Desqueyroux" it only serves to confuse.

In addition, the subplot between Thérèse and Anne, and between Anne and Jean were left hanging, which was quite a pity. The amazing contrasts between the pre-deed, post-deed and liberated Thérèse could not help to lift "Thérèse Desqueyroux" to becoming a great film. I think it is a good film but it is unfortunately masked by hanging subplots and confusion.

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