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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

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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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:

$1,611,539
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 129141 delivered on 21-11-2012. See more »

Connections

Version of Therese (1962) See more »

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Agnus Dei
from "La petite Messe Solenelle"
Written by Gioachino Rossini
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22 July 2015 | by tao902See all my reviews

Therese (Audrey Tautou) endures an unhappy marriage of convenience to an arrogant landowning neighbour. Her best friend, Anne, begins a passionate affair with a local man who is regarded by her family as unacceptable as he is not from such wealthy stock. When Therese learns that her husband's medicine contains arsenic she deliberately gives him overdoses that bring him close to death. Her life eventually deteriorates to the point where she commits suicide.

Not a particularly engaging film. It was difficult to sympathise with the main character and it would have made more sense for the film to focus on Therese's best friend whose affair had been undermined.


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