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The Desert of Love (2012)

Le désert de l'amour (original title)
A film adaptation of the novel of Francois Mauriac about a maitresse who lost her son and who becomes the object of desire for the doctor who was not able to rescue her son and at the same time for the doctor's son, which lead to a drama.

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Didier Bezace ...
Mathieu Spinosi ...
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Jean-François Stévenin ...
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Gaëlle Bona ...
Madeleine Basque
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Hélène Stadnicki ...
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Djibril Pavadé ...
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Stéphanie Gesnel ...
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A film adaptation of the novel of Francois Mauriac about a maitresse who lost her son and who becomes the object of desire for the doctor who was not able to rescue her son and at the same time for the doctor's son, which lead to a drama.

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The desert of love
11 March 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Maria Cross, a woman of a somewhat sordid past, is the central figure around whom this story revolves. She has just lost her six year old son, mourning him and not accepting the sad fact he is gone. A local doctor, Paul Courreges, is devastated in not having been able to cure the boy, something of a failure in his own mind. Blaming himself, he still takes care of Maria, with whom he begins a correspondence which becomes the center of attention for his own family. His teen aged son, Raymond, cannot help being attracted by the suffering Maria. He does everything too be near her. Unfortunately, Paul discovers to his amazement of the way his son feels about the woman he became in love with, himself.

That is basically the premise of Francois Mauriac's novel. Mr. Mauriac was one of France's most admired writers. It does not surprise why the story was adapted for television a second time. Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe, whose work is primarily in television adapted in collaboration with Anne-Marie Catois and Natalie Carter. The story is seen through the eyes of Raymond. The young man develops an attraction for this tragic woman, not realizing what his father's feelings are for her. Of course, decency prevails and both, father and son, are saved from a scandal as Maria Cross departs for Paris.

One can imagine this was a vehicle for its star, Emmanuelle Beart, who plays the enigmatic Maria with a touch of mystery. One never gets to know what really was in her mind, or what she felt for the young admirer. Didier Bezace, an actor who does a lot of television, is the tormented doctor who finds himself in love with the young mother. Mathieu Spinosi makes a good Raymond.


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