About the film
paris, france based on novel or book general obsession kidnapping secret society unrequited love period drama high society duchess 19th century vengeance spurned man convent
The Duchess of Langeais
Release Date: March 28, 2007
|Production Companies||:||Pierre Grise Productions, Cinemaundici, CinéCinéma, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, PROCIREP, Région Ile-de-France, CNC, Canal+, ARTE France Cinéma, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali|
|Producers||:||Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant|
|Writers||:||Honoré de Balzac, Pascal Bonitzer, Jacques Rivette, Christine Laurent|
In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently returned from Africa, she married and part of the highest society. She flirts with him, and soon he's captivated. His behavior is possessive, insistent. Then, it is her turn to become obsessed. Letters, balls, scandal, a kidnapping, and an ultimatum bring her to the cloister and him to melancholy.