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Lady Chatterley (2006)

A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.

Director:

Pascale Ferran

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marina Hands ... Constance
Jean-Louis Coulloc'h ... Parkin
Hippolyte Girardot ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
Hélène Alexandridis Hélène Alexandridis ... Mrs. Bolton
Hélène Fillières ... Hilda
Bernard Verley ... Sir Malcolm
Sava Lolov Sava Lolov ... Tommy Dukes
Jean-Baptiste Montagut Jean-Baptiste Montagut ... Harry Winterslow
Fanny Deleuze Fanny Deleuze ... Tante Eva
Michel Vincent Michel Vincent ... Marshall
Colette Philippe Colette Philippe ... Mrs. Marshall
Christelle Hes Christelle Hes ... Kate
Jade Bouchard Jade Bouchard ... La jeune bonne
Joël Vandael Joël Vandael ... Field, le chauffeur
Jacques De Bock Jacques De Bock ... Le médecin (as Jacques de Bock)
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Storyline

Sir Clifford has returned from the Great War to his estate near Sheffield, paralyzed from the waist down. Lady Constance, his young wife, cares for him, but she's lifeless, enervated. Her physician prescribes the open air, and she finds a quiet retreat at the hut - the workplace - of Parkin, the estate's gamekeeper. The rhythms of nature awaken Connie - daffodils, pheasant chicks - and soon she and Parkin become lovers. She's now radiant. Parkin, too, opens up. Class distinctions and gender roles may be barriers to the affair becoming more. Connie's trip to France, with her father and sister, bring the lovers to a nuanced resolution. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Based on one of the most scandalous novels of our time

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantul doamnei Chatterley See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,814, 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$687,414, 2 December 2007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Pascale Ferran scheduled six weeks of intensive rehearsal to help put the actors at ease with each other in preparation for the explicit scenes. See more »

Goofs

On the cabin porch, while drinking water, the two different glasses are switched from one character to the other between takes. See more »

Connections

Version of Lady Chatterley (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Valse triste, Op.44
Composed by Jean Sibelius
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Interesting "French twist" in the film-making
11 February 2011 | by minnichSee all my reviews

This version of the often-shot story of Lady Chatterley is in French with English subtitles, and I found the "look" of many of the actors to be decidedly French (big surprise) rather than English. The plot development was decidedly leisurely in the first half of the film, but this was not a game-breaker as far as my enjoyment of the movie. However, compared to all the other versions on this story that I've seen, I found this French effort to bring an element of earthy realism (best way I can describe it) to the story that the others lacked. The scene where the gamekeeper and Lady Chatterley "decorate" each other with flowers and subsequently disport themselves outside in the field and woods is a particularly interesting and memorable sequence. One minor quibble: the film seemed to both begin and end rather abruptly...you'll know what I mean when you watch it.


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