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Thérèse (2012)

Thérèse Desqueyroux (original title)
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An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures.

Director:

Claude Miller

Writers:

François Mauriac (novel), Claude Miller (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Thérèse Larroque - épouse Desqueyroux
Gilles Lellouche ... Bernard Desqueyroux
Anaïs Demoustier ... Anne de la Trave
Catherine Arditi Catherine Arditi ... Madame de la Trave
Isabelle Sadoyan Isabelle Sadoyan ... Tante Clara
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... Monsieur Larroque
Stanley Weber ... Jean Azevedo
Max Morel Max Morel ... Balion
Françoise Goubert Françoise Goubert ... Balionte
Jean-Claude Calon Jean-Claude Calon ... Monsieur de la Trave
Alba Gaïa Bellugi Alba Gaïa Bellugi ... Thérèse Larroque à 15 ans
Matilda Marty-Giraut ... Anne de la Trave à 15 ans
Gérard Bayle Gérard Bayle ... Pedemay
Yves Jacques ... Maître Duros
Bernard Lebeau Bernard Lebeau ... Ponte Bordeaux
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Storyline

The year is 1926. In the Landes region, free-spirited Thérèse Larroque, the daughter of a wealthy pinery owner and radical-socialist politician, marries Bernard Desqueyroux, another pinery owner. Although she does it half-heartedly, she thinks that marriage may help her to "sort out all the ideas in her mind". But her disappointment is great. Her wedding night is all but fascinating and when she becomes pregnant she realizes the baby matters more to Bernard than herself. While Thérèse stifles in her husband's beautiful residence among stiff in-laws who do not think high of her, ideas keep on roaming her mind. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The fate of a woman.

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Drama

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Mauriac's novel is inspired by the Henriette Canaby attempted murder case (1906). See more »

Connections

Version of Therese (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Sans y Penser
Music by Norbert Glanzberg
Lyrics by Jean-Marie Huard and Gaston Groener
Performed by Lys Gauty
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A beautiful looking, and somewhat compelling period drama
29 December 2013 | by joshua-303-92778See all my reviews

"Therese" is a lovely looking film. The characters are all attractive, the scenery is pristine and engaging, and the colors really pop out at you. The cinematography is near top-notch.

Ultimately, this is a very dark, and rather depressing story. Although arguably a victim of circumstance, the lead character comes across as rather self-absorbed and pathetic. I'm not sure if that was the intention or not, or even if there was an intention.

The story and dialogue are sufficiently sophisticated to keep the viewer's attention. Overall a solid piece of work with good performances from the cast.

If you liked this review, then please check out my other reviews. I try to review the movies which not many people see.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 November 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Thérèse See more »

Filming Locations:

Gironde, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,050, 25 August 2013

Gross USA:

$101,944

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,408,087
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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