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The Last Mistress (2007)

Une vieille maîtresse (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 18 July 2008 (USA)
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Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

Director:

Catherine Breillat

Writers:

Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly (novel), Catherine Breillat (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asia Argento ... Vellini
Fu'ad Aït Aattou Fu'ad Aït Aattou ... Ryno de Marigny
Roxane Mesquida ... Hermangarde
Claude Sarraute Claude Sarraute ... La marquise de Flers
Yolande Moreau ... La comtesse d'Artelles
Michael Lonsdale ... Le vicomte de Prony
Anne Parillaud ... Mme de Solcy
Jean-Philippe Tesse Jean-Philippe Tesse ... Le vicomte de Mareuil
Sarah Pratt Sarah Pratt ... La comtesse de Mendoze
Amira Casar ... Mademoiselle Divine des Airelles
Lio ... La chanteuse
Isabelle Renauld ... L'arrogante
Léa Seydoux ... Oliva
Nicholas Hawtrey Nicholas Hawtrey ... Sir Reginald
Caroline Ducey ... La dame de Pique
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Storyline

At 30, boyish penniless aristocrat Ryno de Marigny has separated from Villini, a passionate Spaniard and his mistress of 10 years. He's now in love with Hermangarde, a young, wealthy, and titled virgin. Days before the wedding, the bride's grandmother sits Ryno down and insists on knowing if his affair is over. He relates a story of passion, which we see in flashbacks, swearing he loves only Hermangarde. After the wedding, the couple moves to a castle by the sea. And Villini? Can passion survive disgust and self-loathing? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Mistress See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,554, 29 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$785,037, 5 October 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Catherine Breillat discovered Fu'ad Aït Aattou in a Paris café. See more »

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While Ryno is descending the stairs at the opera, an Edgar Degas mural can be seen. Degas would have only just been born in this era. See more »

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Guillaume Tell: Ouverture (Orchestre)
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Engaging Story of Love and Obsession
30 May 2011 | by princebansal1982See all my reviews

"The Last Mistress" revolves around Ryno, an impoverished nobleman and his long relationship with Vellini, his mistress. From the very start they have destructive relationship which over the time has been converted to an amalgam of love and hate.

The subject of the movie is age old, but I never got bored. There are many unexpected twists and turns and keep the audience occupied. The sets, costumes , acting and everything else is top notch. Asia Argento has done a wonderful job. Her performance seems different from what she has done earlier but I think that is due mostly to what was demanded of her for the role.


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