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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Ced productions, MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 03/04/1991

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Ced productions, MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Film exports/foreign sales :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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Fr3-france regions

French distribution :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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In the nineteenth century, the widower countryside Doctor Charles Bovary meets Emma Rouault, the spirited daughter Mr. Rouault that is his patient and farmer, and sooner they get married to each other. They move to Tostes and sooner Emma feels bored with the simple lifestyle of her husband. Charles moves to Yonville to please his wife and she feels astonished with the ball of the Marquee. During an agricultural fair, Madame Bovary meets the womanizer Rodolphe Boulanger that seduces her and they have a love affair. When her naive husband falls in disgrace after an unsuccessful surgery of the clubfoot Hippolyte, Emma despises him. She meets Boulanger with more frequency and spends a large amount using the credit with the Merchant Lheureux expecting to leave Charles and travel with Boulanger to Rouen. However, her lover sends a letter to her ending their affair and travels alone. Emma gets ill and during her recovery, she travels with her husband to see an opera in Rouen, where she meets the young Leon Dupuis that becomes her lover. When her debts with the trader Lheureux reaches eight thousand francs, Emma tries unsuccessfully to get a loan to avoid the execution of the pledge. Hopeless, she takes a dramatic ultimate decision.

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Full credits (18)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Claude Chabrol

Director of Photography :

Jean Rabier

Assistant Operators :

Cendrine Dedise, Jean-Marc Rabier

Production Manager :

Yvon Crenn

Editor :

Monique Fardoulis

Continuity supervisor :

Aurore Chabrol

Foley artists :

André Naudin, Gadou Naudin

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Assistant directors :

Cécile Maistre, Alain Wermus

Author of original work :

Gustave Flaubert

Sound Assistant :

Philippe Richard

Camera Operator :

Michel Thiriet

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Sound editor :

Brigitte Grynblat

Music Composers :

Matthieu Chabrol, Jean-Michel Bernard

Production designer :

Michèle Abbé

Narrator :

François Périer

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Feature film

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Psychological drama, Literary adaptation

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Solitude/loneliness, Love, Désir

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

2 h 23 min

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