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Beloved (2011)

Les bien-aimés (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 24 August 2011 (France)
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In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

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Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiara Mastroianni ... Véra 3
Catherine Deneuve ... Madeleine 2
Ludivine Sagnier ... Madeleine 1
Louis Garrel ... Clément
Milos Forman ... Jaromil 2
Paul Schneider ... Henderson
Michel Delpech Michel Delpech ... François Gouriot 2
Radivoje Bukvic Radivoje Bukvic ... Jaromil 1 (as Rasha Bukvic)
Omar Ben Sellem Omar Ben Sellem ... Omar
Dustin Segura-Suarez Dustin Segura-Suarez ... Mathieu (as Dustin Segura Suarez)
Guillaume Denaiffe Guillaume Denaiffe ... François Gouriot
Clara Couste Clara Couste ... Véra adolescente
Francine Beaur Francine Beaur ... Patronne de Madeleine
Anaïs Chetoui Anaïs Chetoui ... Vendeuses
Amélie Flottat Amélie Flottat ... Vendeuses
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In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

France | UK | Czech Republic

Language:

French | Czech | English

Release Date:

24 August 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beloved See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,980,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,825, 19 August 2012

Gross USA:

$137,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,675,123
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the character played by Milos Forman, Jaromil Passer, is a tribute to two Czech directors, Jaromil Jires and Ivan Passer. See more »

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Les Chiens Ne Font Pas Des Chats
Performed by Radivoje Bukvic and Ludivine Sagnier
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Too long and morose
10 March 2013 | by Junker-2See all my reviews

I rather enjoyed the first 45 minutes of "Beloved." Ludivine Sagnier, one of my favorite actresses, plays a 1960s French woman who is confused by love. I was still with the story as the years passed and Sagnier matures into Catherine Deneuve, in a nifty bit of casting. However as the story shifts to that of daughter Vera, it all becomes a bit too morose for me. Vera for some reason becomes obsessed with a man who cannot love her back. It's hard for us to see any reason for this obsession. It simply appears the young woman is eager to destroy her life.

There are very strong echoes here of the Truffaut film "The Story of Adele H." Truffaut, however, was well aware he was filming the story of a woman's descent into madness and hell. In "Beloved," director Christophe Honoré takes a similar story but shoots it in a very different light. He seems to think there is something so very romantic about desperately loving someone who cannot possibly love you back.

Honoré throws in everything but the kitchen sink here, covering topics from Aids to 9/11. But, at around 2 hours and 20 minutes, it's all too much for such a morose topic. I probably should have turned it off after those first 45 minutes.


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