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Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)

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Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. ... See full summary »

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Sylvie Verheyde

Writers:

Alfred de Musset (novel), Sylvie Verheyde (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Brigitte
Pete Doherty ... Octave
August Diehl ... Desgenais
Lily Cole ... Elise
Volker Bruch ... Henri Smith
Guillaume Gallienne ... Mercanson
Karole Rocher Karole Rocher ... Marco
Rhian Rees ... Madame Levasseur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joséphine de La Baume ... Desgenais's Mistress
Rebecca James ... Voice Over
Kristian Marr Kristian Marr ... Desgenais' friend
Effi Rabsilber Effi Rabsilber ... Cantatrice
Julia Schmelzle Julia Schmelzle ... Maîtresse
Kathrin Anna Stahl Kathrin Anna Stahl ... Chanteuse
Diana Stewart ... Brigitte's aunt
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Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. Octave falls in love passionately, but will he have the courage to believe in it? Written by Production

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English

Release Date:

29 August 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bekenntnis eines jungen Zeitgenossen See more »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Pete Doherty was arrested during filming in Regensburg, Germany for allegedly stealing from a record shop. See more »

Connections

Version of Le confessioni di un figlio del secolo (1921) See more »

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Performed by Pete Doherty
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Imperfect, but engrossing ....
13 February 2018 | by addison-melanieSee all my reviews

Yes, Pete Doherty appears to be out of his depth having been cast in a leading role here, but then maybe that doesn't matter, because the character he plays is out of his depth. Charlotte Gainsboug is acting her socks off (as usual) and the supporting cast are doing their best. The storyline seems to be an exploration of love, betrayal, jealousy and suchlike and so I found it engrossingly realistic - confusing at times, but then relationships so often are .... There is a bit of muttering and unintelligible whispering going on ( and Doherty is not the main culprit in this respect). But I have seen far worse films than this one with higher ratings, so I suspect that this has been too rigorously condemned - Doherty's manner is eccentric, but he looks the part, and, personally, I just accepted that Doherty's character was eccentric and enjoyed the film on the whole.


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