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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

A Feature film by Marta Meszaros

Produced by Gaumont, Partner's Production

Release in France : 11/06/1980

    Synopsis

    The effects of sterility and jealousy on a marriage are played out against a backdrop of World War II and the rising Nazi persecution of Jews. Director Marta Meszaros usually focuses on issues like pregnancy, middle-age, and other topics without questioning the broader picture. In this drama, Sylvia (Lili Monori) cannot have children, and she convinces married Jewish woman Irene (Isabelle Huppert) to have a child and then give the child to her for adoption. The plan works but it also backfires. The way in which the child was adopted causes friction between Sylvia and her husband, and to make matters worse, Sylvia's husband falls in love with Irene. A crisis looms when he asks his jealous wife to give Irene her identity papers because Jews are being deported and Irene will die without their help.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Gaumont, Partner's Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Foreign production companies :

    Hungarofilm, Mafilm

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Daniel Toscan du Plantier

    Screenwriters :

    Marta Meszaros, Iidiko Korody

    Production manager :

    Evelyne July

    Producer :

    Evelyne July

    Director of Photography :

    Elemer Ragalyi

    Editor :

    Jacques Gaillard

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Hungary, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    50% French (Hungary, France)

    Production year :

    1980

    French release :

    11/06/1980

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    51728

    Visa issue date :

    18/06/1980

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1980

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1980)

    Selection

    Official Competition