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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 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 May 1996 (Italy) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Version of Les affinités électives (1982) See more »

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Not worth the time
29 December 1998 | by taprootSee all my reviews

"Elective Affinities," even though it stars one of my favorite actresses, Isabelle Huppert, is a terrible film. Why? The secenario is so routine that they even use the equation-symbol (i.e. A is attracted to B, while C is attracted to D., etc.) to prophesize what is about to occur, and (viola!) it does just that. A woman (I.H.) engages her lover of 20 years ago and they become married (I think that very day). They setttle in on his estate and then the husband's friend arrives for a visit, at almost the same time the women's nubile daughter arrives from college. Can you guess the rest? It's a spaghetti romance; shame on Isabelle Huppert for this one.


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