In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

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André Téchiné

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (scenario and dialogue), André Téchiné (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Emily Brontë
Marie-France Pisier ... Charlotte Brontë
Isabelle Huppert ... Anne Brontë
Pascal Greggory ... Branwell Brontë
Patrick Magee ... Reverend Brontë
Hélène Surgère ... Madame Robinson
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Mr. Nicholls
Alice Sapritch ... La tante Elizabeth Brontë
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Monsieur Hager
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... Monsieur Robinson
Julian Curry Julian Curry ... Mr. Smith
Renee Goddard Renee Goddard ... Tabby, la gouverante
Jean Sorel ... Leyland
Katherine Apanovitch Katherine Apanovitch
Pierre Baillot Pierre Baillot
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In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

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Original cut runs 180 minutes. See more »

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Emily Brontë: I spit on love and all its vanity.
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Alternate Versions

Simultaneously shot in two versions (French language and English language) with the same cast. See more »

Connections

Version of In Search of the Brontës (2003) See more »

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Ouverture de Tancrède (Tancredi)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of Saint-Martin in the Fields)
Conducted by Neville Marriner
disque Philips
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12 September 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is not exactly the expected biopic. and this represents its basic virtue. because, after its end, you discover than it is the best manner to present the Bronte universe. in cold images, using a magnificent cast, as fragments of memories, silence, dust and expectation. as a trip around the corners of a world who remains enigmatic. a film about a family. as a painting in Pointilist style. because all is discovered behind the shadows. because it is a poem about survive. and one of films who, after its end, grows up in yourself. this fact does it special. real special. almost like a memory. because it has the wise science to be a film about people more than about theirs books. and the result is fantastic - the people becoming theirs characters.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 May 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Las hermanas Brontë See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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