IFC Films | Release Date: February 22, 2008
Summary: Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820s Paris during the Restoration, when hypocrisy and vanity reign. From the moment of the handsome general Armand de Montriveau's first meeting with her, he realized it was true love. Flattered by his attentions, the alluring Antoinette orchestrates a calculating game of seduction, but she repeatedly refuses Montriveau. Despite his sincere romantic declarations, Montriveau's passion remains unfulfilled. When the humiliated Montriveau eventually seeks his revenge, Antoinette's love awakens. But it may well be too late for the star-crossed lovers. (IFC Films)
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Runtime: 137 min
Rating: Unrated
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Romance, Music
Countries: France, Italy
Languages: French, Spanish
Director Credit
Jacques Rivette Director
Writer Credit
Christine Laurent Writer
Honoré de Balzac Novel "La Duchesse De Langeais"
Jacques Rivette Writer
Pascal Bonitzer Writer
Cast Credit
Anne Cantineau Clara De Sérizy
Barbet Schroeder Duc De Grandlieu
Beppe Chierici L'alcade
Bulle Ogier Princesse De Blamont-Chauvry
Guillaume Depardieu Armand De Montriveau
Jeanne Balibar Antoinette De Langeais
Julie Judd Lisette
Marc Barbé Marquis De Ronquerolles
Mathias Jung Julien
Michel Piccoli Vidame De Pamiers
Nicolas Bouchaud De Trailles
Paul Chevillard Duc De Navarreins
Remo Girone Le Confesseur Au Couvent
Thomas Durand De Marsay
Victoria Zinny La Mère Supérieure
Producer Credit
Ermanno Olmi Producer
Luigi Musini Producer
Martine Marignac Producer
Maurice Tinchant Producer
Roberto Cicutto Producer