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Marguerite & Julien (2015)

Marguerite et Julien (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 26 February 2016 (USA)
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An aristocratic brother and sister embrace passion and hope as they flee from society. A story of desire, love and death beyond all morality.

Director:

Valérie Donzelli

Writers:

Valérie Donzelli (screenplay), Jérémie Elkaïm (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anaïs Demoustier ... Marguerite de Ravalet
Jérémie Elkaïm ... Julien de Ravalet
Frédéric Pierrot ... Jean de Ravalet
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... Madame de Ravalet
Catherine Mouchet ... Jacqueline
Raoul Fernandez Raoul Fernandez ... Lefebvre
Sami Frey ... Abbé de Hambye
Geraldine Chaplin ... La mère de Lefebvre
Bastien Bouillon Bastien Bouillon ... Philippe de Ravalet
Esther Garrel ... La meneuse orphelinat
Alice de Lencquesaing Alice de Lencquesaing ... Nicole, la bonne
Ela Minart-Winterman Ela Minart-Winterman ... Marguerite enfant
Léo Lorléac'h Léo Lorléac'h ... Julien enfant
Wilfred Benaïche Wilfred Benaïche ... Père Marigny
Maxime Dambrin Maxime Dambrin ... Marigny
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Storyline

Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other since childhood. But as they grow up, their affection veers toward voracious passion. Scandalized by their affair, society hounds them until, unable to resist their feelings, they flee. A contemporary fairytale about desire, passion, hope, love and death. Written by Wild Bunch

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marguerite & Julien See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally written for François Truffaut, but it never went into production. See more »

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Midnight Summer Dream
(Générique de fin)
Written by Hugh Cornwell (as Hugh Alan Cornwell), Jean-Jacques Burnel, Jet Black, Dave Greenfield
Performed by The Stranglers
© EMI Music Publishing LTD / Complete Music Ltd.
Tout droits réservés (all rights reserved)
(P) 1982 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By permission of BMG Rights Management (France), EMI Music Publishing France, & Universal Music Vision
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A surprisingly true story
5 October 2018 | by cheer88See all my reviews

While watching the movie, I was thinking the unassuming and uneventful details seemingly resembled to the realities of possible life story. To my own curiosity , I did some diggings online and found out it was a true story. If it would have been fictional, more dramas would be added to entice audience.

However, following the history of the story without changing the period would be my preference. The reason I said so because the subject is hard to be glorified into a undying romance like Romeo and Julia no matter under any circumstances. Incest happened most likely in some unusual circumstances. This one happened to be in an abusing marriage which might win audience's empathy and understanding instead of appalling which would be the likely response. The ridiculous scene with the helicopter should be cut. It is confusing with modern and 17 century surrounding interchanged. It might be a better idea just followed the event historically and presented this human tragedy to audience truthfully.

Real story should be told as it is to respect its facts.


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