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La note bleue (1991)

the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life.

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Andrzej Zulawski

Writer:

Andrzej Zulawski (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-France Pisier ... George Sand
Janusz Olejniczak ... Frédéric Chopin
Sophie Marceau ... Solange Sand
Féodor Atkine ... Eugène Delacroix
Aurélien Recoing ... Auguste Clésinger
Benoît Le Pecq Benoît Le Pecq ... Maurice Sand (as Benoît Lepecq)
Roman Wilhelmi ... Adalbert Grzymala
Grazyna Dylong Grazyna Dylong ... Laure Czosnowska
Pavel Slabý Pavel Slabý ... Jean (as Pavel Salby)
Gilles Détroit Gilles Détroit ... Fernand de Préaulx
Redjep Mitrovitsa Redjep Mitrovitsa ... Alexandre Dumas fils
Beatrice Buchholz Beatrice Buchholz ... Augustine Brault
Serge Ridoux Serge Ridoux ... Louis Viardot
Serge Renko Serge Renko ... Ivan Tourgueniev
Théophile Sowié Théophile Sowié ... Carambé (as Moussa Théophile Sowie)
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the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | Polish

Release Date:

5 June 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nota Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Version of The Children of the Century (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucia di Lammermoor
de Gaetano Donizetti (as Donizetti)
Noëmi Nadelmann a également interprete des fragments d'aria de
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Some people just don't understand cinema...
3 December 2005 | by przeszkodaSee all my reviews

After seeing this movie, I just sat breathless in my armchair - I just hadn't seen such a movie before. Truly, a masterpiece on par with Peter Greenaway's finest. Beatufilly filmed, superbly acted (Olejniczak, a pianist by trade - a damn good one at that: he recorded the soundtrack to Polanski's "The Pianist" - is very true to the role of Chopin in his final moments), classy scenography... The action is presented in a way resembling the very atmosphere of the romantic period's art - hectic and rich in expression. The movie's goal is to portray emotions, not a plot - and this goal it achieves perfectly. But, as with romantic art, this movie requires a certain mindset - an openness to emotion - or it will be totally misunderstood.

When I finally regained my senses, I've instantly decided to jump on IMDb.com to see how other people could've perceived this one-of-a-kind film - and guess what? A general rating of 3.7. Some people do not understand cinema as an art form at all. Just because the movie isn't something most people are used to nowadays doesn't make it a bad one.

I am going to risk the claim that if you won't like this movie, you won't like art of the romantic period at all. Really, "La Note Bleue" embodies the whole spirit of the romantic period.


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