The Duchess of Langeais

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  137 min.
Release Date: March 20, 2008 (limited)
DVD: August 12, 2008

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Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier


Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820's Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign. Upon the handsome general, Armand de Montriveau's first meeting with her, he realized it was true love from that moment on.

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.

Director: Jacques Rivette
Studio: IFC Films
Producer(s): Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant, Roberto Cicutto, Luigi Musini
Screenplay: Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette

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