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The French adaptation of a British literary classic by D.H. Lawrence.
Winner of 5 César Awards 2007
Best Film, Best Actress, Best Adaptation,
Best Cinematography and Best Costumes
Awarded Best Actress (Marina Hands) at the Tribeca Film Festival 2007
Winning 5 French César awards in 2007 and with a gracious break-through performance by Marina Hands, Lady Chatterley is an elegant, intoxicating, moving and romantic film, which also captures Lawrence's vision of a society in transition.
Drawing on the most scandalous summer romance in English literature (which was banned initially in most European countries due to its explicit nature), French director Pascale Ferran (Purely Coincidental; The Sentinel) has beautifully adapted Lady Jane & John Thomas, the second version of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Opening in 1921, Constance Chatterley (Marina Hand: The Barbarian Invasions; Fidelity) is a young wife not so much oppressed by convention as bored with her marriage and detached from her own feelings. Her husband, Clifford (Hippollyte Girardot: King & Queen), wheelchair-bound from a war wound, has moved them to his family's estate, Wragby, where there is not much for Constance to do. Until, that is, she meets Oliver Parkin (Jean-Louis Coulloch), Wragby's gamekeeper, with his muscular physique and sad boxer's face. Lady Chatterley tells the story of their impossible love, an experience that transforms both their lives.
Director Pascale Ferran shows, with exemplary clarity and subtlety, the way sexual attraction and the connection it creates, alters both Constance's and Parkin's perceptions of themselves, each other and the world around them. It's a film of beauty and unbridled joys, that arrive as much as a surprise to the audience as they do to the characters.
In stripping Lady Chatterley's Lover of some of its mystique, Ferran has rediscovered both the novel's originality and the source of its durable appeal, which is not salaciousness but candour. She has made a love story that stands on its own, a film whose imaginative freedom perfectly matches the liberation experienced by its heroine. Passionate and delicately erotic, Lady Chatterley is sure to enthral audiences just as the book has for almost 80 years.Cast
: Hippolyte Girardot, Bernard Verley, Sava Lolov, Jean-Baptiste Montagut, Jean-Baptiste De Laubier, Ninon Bretecher, Christelle Hes, Michel Vincent, Helene Fillieres, Helene Alexandridis, Jean-Louis Coulloch, Marina Hands Director
: Pascale Ferran
EXTRAS: Audio commentaries on selected scenes
"AN INTENSELY SENSUAL FILM. THIS IS SIMPLY EXQUISITE FILMMAKING."
JULIE RIGG, ABC RADIO NATIONAL
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