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Swann in Love (1984)

Un amour de Swann (original title)
Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Charles Swann
Ornella Muti ... Odette de Crecy
Alain Delon ... Baron de Charlus
Fanny Ardant ... Duchesse de Guermantes
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Madame Verdurin
Anne Bennent ... Chloe
Nathalie Juvet Nathalie Juvet ... Madame Cottard
Charlotte Kerr Charlotte Kerr ... Sous-maitresse
Catherine Lachens ... Aunt
Philippine Pascal Philippine Pascal ... Madame Gallardon
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Madame de Cambremer
Nicolas Baby Nicolas Baby ... Young Jew
Jean-François Balmer ... Dr. Cottard
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Duke de Guermantes
Jean-Pierre Coffe Jean-Pierre Coffe ... Aime
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Storyline

Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends warn him against marriage. Proving himself a silly and socially-foul goose, Swann ducks his social responsibilities, Odette ensnares him, and he is gently but firmly cast out of society amidst everyone's great politeness. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Volker Schlöndorff's Masterly Film

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

23 February 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Swann in Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont,S.F.P.C.,Bioskop Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Of the two movies that were first released in 1984 that starred actor Jeremy Irons, both were period costumer pictures, The Wild Duck (1984) and Swann in Love (1984) ("Swann in Love"). Both movies featured ornithological title references to birds, that is to ducks and swans. See more »

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a sketch
29 March 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

strange construction. remarkable recreation of atmosphere, few drops of Proust novel -as discreet homage - a nice Charlus, a voluptuous Odette and correct Swann. details of a world in who mannerism is part of fall. good acting, interesting description of obsession, seductive tale about life style of aristocracy levels. and if you do not read the confession of Marcel, all is OK. but in case of error, the taste is not good. a slice of perfect universe remains a slice. the good intentions are far to be steps of adaptation. the flavor is present, the voices are at perfect place, the images are parts from the cake but result is a poor drawing. sure, it is an exercise." A la recherche de temps perdu" is out of any adaptation. but important is the fact than it is not a really disappointing film. that is the key.


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