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Elective Affinities (1996)

Le affinità elettive (original title)
The novel (1809) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The marriage of Edward and Charlotte gets worse with the arrival at the castle Young Ottilia, grandson of Carlotta, and Brass. Edward is ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Isabelle Huppert ... Carlotta
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Ottone
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Edoardo
Marie Gillain ... Ottilia
Massimo Popolizio ... Marchese
Laura Marinoni Laura Marinoni ... Marchesa
Consuelo Ciatti ... Governante
Stefania Fuggetta Stefania Fuggetta ... Agostina
Gavino Bondioli Gavino Bondioli ... Guardiacaccia
Massimo Grigo Massimo Grigo ... Cameriere
Adelaide Foti Adelaide Foti ... Albergatrice
Giancarlo Carboni Giancarlo Carboni ... Medico
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Giancarlo Giannini ... Narrator (voice)
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The novel (1809) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The marriage of Edward and Charlotte gets worse with the arrival at the castle Young Ottilia, grandson of Carlotta, and Brass. Edward is attracted to Ottilia, Carlotta by Otto. The action is moved from Germany to Tuscany San Miniato and Poggio a Caiano and moved chronologically Napoleonic era (but the finishing touches are several).

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Connections

Version of Les affinités électives (1982) See more »

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So so beautiful
27 July 1999 | by Marat-2See all my reviews

Taviani brothers are extremely talented filmmakers, and every movie they make is worth seeing. "Elective affinities" is a wonderful film. Based on a novel by Goethe it shows us how human lives are unable to match mathematic formulas. Tavianis direct the film with amazing simplicity and preciseness, with very few flaws. It is unlike their Italian films, but the art of those wonderful brothers is breathtaking. My Grade: **** 1/2 (out of *****)


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Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 May 1996 (Italy) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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