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The Art of Seduction (2018)

Mademoiselle de Joncquières (original title)
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Fooled by a notorious libertine, a widow plans her revenge.

Director:

Emmanuel Mouret

Writers:

Denis Diderot (novel), Emmanuel Mouret (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Madame de La Pommeraye
Edouard Baer ... Le marquis des Arcis
Alice Isaaz ... Mademoiselle de Joncquières
Natalia Dontcheva ... Madame de Joncquières
Laure Calamy Laure Calamy ... Lucienne - l'amie de Madame
Manon Kneusé Manon Kneusé ... Une courtisane
Arnaud Dupont Arnaud Dupont ... Un homme de main de la marquise
Juliette Laurent Juliette Laurent ... La première domestique de Madame
Corinne Valancogne Corinne Valancogne ... La deuxième domestique de Madame 2
Edith Proust Edith Proust ... La troisième domestique de Madame
Gabrielle Atger Gabrielle Atger ... Une femme noble
Jean-Michel Lahmi Jean-Michel Lahmi ... Un homme noble
Emilie Aubertot ... Le premier domestique du marquis
Alban Casterman ... Le premier valet du marquis 1
Pierre Giraud Pierre Giraud ... Le deuxième valet du marquis
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Storyline

Madam de La Pommeraye, a young widow removed from the world, assigns to the court of the marquis des Arcis, licentious notorious. After a few years of a happiness without flaw, she discovers that the Marquis is tired of their union. Madly in Love and terribly injured, she decides to take revenge on him with the complicity of Mademoiselle de Joncquières and its mother. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Art of Seduction See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A historical costume drama inspired by a story in Denis Diderot's work Jacques the Fatalist. See more »

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Version of Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Le quattro stagioni: Concerto Op. 8 No. 3 in F Major RV 293, 'L'autumno': II. Adagio
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Il Giardino Armonico
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A piece of craftsmanship
14 September 2018 | by Gerry-50See all my reviews

Being unfamiliar with the director's name (Emmanuel Mouret), I searched imdb for information regarding this film. There was a single user's review which would have put me off if I had not read external reviews. Let me say right away that although we are in a different league from James Ivory's this film is beautifully crafted. The matching of home decoration with dresses is pleasing to the eye but most of all the plot is as unexpected as it is cruel and yet fair. The film was inspired by one of Diderot's novels, an author whose books I never managed to read till the end in my teens. I have enjoyed Cecile de France's subtle acting even if it might not be as profound as Emma Thompson's. Don't deny yourselves a good film!


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