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A Feature film by Benoit Jacquot

Produced by ARP Sélection

Release in France : 30/10/2002

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ARP Sélection

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ARP Sélection

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France 3 Cinéma

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Adolphe, 24, an aimless young man, decides to seduce Elléonore, a beautiful woman ten years older than himself, and a lot more vulnerable.
Elléonore gives into him, and gives up everything for him, but Adolphe’s love is already waning. And yet, he can’t stand the idea of making her suffer.


Adolphe by Benoît Jacquot (France, 2002, 102 min.). Based on Benjamin Constant’s renowned 19th-century novel, Adolphe sees Benoît Jacquot focusing his cool, distanced eye on an affair of impassioned amour fou. At a party, a fickle young rake named Adolphe (Stanislas Merhar) spies a vulnerable widow and determines to have her for himself. It’s not long before the impressionable Elléonore (Isabelle Adjani) finds herself unable to resist the advances of her would-be suitor, and the two embark on an affair—which Adolphe later decides to end just as suddenly. What follows is the fallout of an obsessive relationship. Jacquot manages to invest the tale with a sensibility that is forceful without being maudlin. This results in scenes of shattering emotive power, where surface beauty cannot conceal the intensity of the feelings depicted.

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Full credits (21)

Executive Producers :

Michèle Halberstadt, Laurent Pétin

Author of original work :

Benjamin Constant

Director of Photography :

Benoît Delhomme

Sound Assistant :

Nicolas Cantin

Production Manager :

Daniel Baschieri

Editor :

Luc Barnier

Assistant editors :

Bérengère Saint-Bezar, Julia Grégory

Production Designer :

Katia Wyszkop

Choreographer :

Corinne Devaux

Sales Agent :

Jacques Le Glou

Still Photographer :

Jérôme Prebois

Assistant directors :

Raphaël Chevènement, Mathilde Cukierman

Screenwriters :

Benoit Jacquot, Fabrice Roger-Lacan

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Claude Laureux

Assistant Operator :

Pierre-Hugues Galien

Press Attaché (film) :

Matilde Incerti

Sound editors :

Olivier Goinard, Jean-Claude Laureux

Continuity supervisor :

Geneviève Dufour

Casting :

Frédérique Moidon

Costume designer :

Catherine Bouchard

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Gaborieau

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Feature film

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Literary adaptation , Drama

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 42 min

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Dolby SRD