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A Feature film by Benoit Jacquot

Produced by ARP Sélection

Release in France : 30/10/2002


    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.

    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    ARP Sélection

    French distribution :

    ARP Sélection

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

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    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

    Technical details

    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