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Colonel Chabert (1994)

Le colonel Chabert (original title)
Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »

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Yves Angelo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Le colonel-comte Amédé Chabert
Fanny Ardant ... Rose Chapotel, comtesse Ferraud
Fabrice Luchini ... Derville
André Dussollier ... Le comte Ferraud
Daniel Prévost ... Amédée Boucard - l'avoué
Olivier Saladin Olivier Saladin ... Hure
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Le clerc Godeschal
Eric Elmosnino ... Desroches
Guillaume Romain Guillaume Romain ... Simonin
Patrick Bordier Patrick Bordier ... Boutin
Claude Rich ... Chamblin
Jean Cosmos Jean Cosmos ... Costaz
Jacky Nercessian ... Delbecq
Albert Delpy ... Maître Sarrazin - le notaire
Marc Maidenberg Marc Maidenberg ... Un domestique
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Storyline

Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne has married the Count Ferraud and is financing his rise to power using Chabert's money. Chabert hires a lawyer to help him get back his money and his honor. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$734,406
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A reunion for Fanny Ardant and Gérard Depardieu who had previously worked together in 1981 in 'Francois Truffaut''s The Woman Next Door (1981). See more »

Connections

Version of Oberst Chabert (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonate K 280
Music by Domenico Scarlatti
Performed by Pierre Hantaï
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Good, on-target adaptation of Balzac
27 June 1999 | by GmikeSee all my reviews

Colonel Chabert is one of the best adaptations from novel to screen I have seen in the movies. It combines the realism of French cinema with excellent characterisation, from Depardieu's lost Chabert to Fabrice Luchini's proud Lawyer to Fanny Ardant's complex widow. The movie has wonderful dimension, as you might expect from a top cinematographer such as Yves Angelo. The characters keep this movie in gear and although a bit slow in the beginning, picks up pace and is a fine movie by the time it reaches the finish.


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