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Scarlet and Black 

The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects in 19th century France.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ewan McGregor ...  Julien Sorel 3 episodes, 1993
Christopher Fulford ...  Napoleon 3 episodes, 1993
Alice Krige ...  Madame de Renal 3 episodes, 1993
T.P. McKenna ...  Marquis de la Mole 3 episodes, 1993
Clive Arrindell Clive Arrindell ...  Abbé de Frilair 3 episodes, 1993
Sarah Berger Sarah Berger ...  Madame Derville 3 episodes, 1993
Stratford Johns ...  Abbé Pirard 2 episodes, 1993
Rachel Weisz ...  Mathilde 2 episodes, 1993
Crispin Bonham-Carter ...  Comte de Croisenois 2 episodes, 1993
Jo Ross ...  Marquise de la Mole 2 episodes, 1993
Christopher Brand Christopher Brand ...  Comte Norbert 2 episodes, 1993
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ...  François 2 episodes, 1993
Malcolm Sinclair ...  Abbé Castanede 2 episodes, 1993
Kate Maravan ...  Etienette / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Michael Attwell ...  Monsieur Valenod / ... 2 episodes, 1993
David Coatsworth David Coatsworth ...  Artillery Captain 2 episodes, 1993
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The story of an ambitious but impoverished young man who seduces women of social class in order to improve his own prospects in 19th century France.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Scarlet and Black See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In part one, Julien Sorel is suggesting dresses to Madame de Rênal from her closet. He pulls out an ochre colored dress with red satin trim which Mme de Rênal refuses saying that it would be "far too ostentatious". In part three, the same dress is worn by a guest getting from a buffet table at a party in Paris. See more »

Connections

Version of Le rouge et le noir (1961) See more »

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Great fun, great lesson for life...
15 January 2005 | by mayapanSee all my reviews

In my old COLLEGE days, reading this novel for my degree in French, WAS A MUST... but this TV SERIES IS SO MUCH EASIER AND FUN. Accurate enough to pass the test, but as usual, nothing beats the paper and ink thing.

Encourages any one to go buy the book and read it, and discover more about French culture, literature and way of life. It will also make a very good invitation for your next trip to Paris. Way out better that the Da Vinci thing so much in Fade now.

I recommend this for parents of young, quiet, but very intelligent men. It is inspiring, and teaches well: What goes around, comes around: Most of the Time with earnings!


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