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The Story of Adele H (1975)

L'histoire d'Adèle H. (original title)
Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant.

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

François Truffaut (screenplay), Jean Gruault (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Isabelle Adjani ... Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewly
Bruce Robinson ... Lt Albert Pinson
Sylvia Marriott Sylvia Marriott ... Mrs. Saunders
Joseph Blatchley Joseph Blatchley ... Mr. Whistler
Ivry Gitlis Ivry Gitlis ... Hypnotist
Louise Bourdet Louise Bourdet ... Victor Hugo's servant
Cecil De Sausmarez Cecil De Sausmarez ... Mr. Lenoir
Ruben Dorey Ruben Dorey ... Mr. Saunders
Clive Gillingham Clive Gillingham ... Keaton
Roger Martin Roger Martin ... Doctor Murdock
M. White M. White ... Colonel White (as Mr White)
Madame Louise Madame Louise ... Madame Baa
Jean-Pierre Leursse Jean-Pierre Leursse ... Black penpusher
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Storyline

Halifax, 1863. A young woman, Miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, with whom she is madly in love. Actually, she is Adèle Hugo, the second daughter of the great French literary figure and statesman. The Lt Pinson does not answer to her love and makes her understand it is hopeless. But as her obsession grows she keeps chasing and harassing him. This film about passionate yet obsessive love and self-destruction is based upon the real diary of Adèle Hugo. Written by Yepok

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 October 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Adele H See more »

Filming Locations:

Channel Islands See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on true facts. See more »

Goofs

The hypnotist has a plant in the audience pretending to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was not set up until a decade after the story's setting of 1863 See more »

Quotes

Adèle Hugo: I'm your wife. Forever. We'll stay together until we die.
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Incredible
16 March 2008 | by rafaellima91See all my reviews

Don't read ANY comments if you haven't seen it yet.

OH God, François Truffaut summarized so perfectly the stages of ... well, "non corresponded love". It's obsessive, but above all is the love of a lost, fragile woman.

Rejection told step by step in its consequences, brilliantly.

And then there's Isabelle Adjani. WOW. WHAT A PERFORMANCE! She REALLY incorporates a psychologically instable Adele and deserved the recognition she got (NYFCCA, NBR, NSFCA and was robbed of a much deserving Oscar, but who can beat the "hurricane" One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest?)

See IT and feel IT. Remember that it is based on a true story: you won't forget Adele H., her complexity and her nobility soon.


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