Beloved

Overview

A mother and daughter follow similar paths with different results in this drama with music from writer and director Christophe Honoré. In 1964, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) is a restless young woman working at a shoe store who, after helping herself to a new pair of high heels, is mistaken for a streetwalker by a man passing by. Madeleine impulsively decides to go along with the stranger's assumptions, and soon discovers prostitution can be a profitable part-time job. One of her regular customers is a handsome ...
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Overview

A mother and daughter follow similar paths with different results in this drama with music from writer and director Christophe Honoré. In 1964, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) is a restless young woman working at a shoe store who, after helping herself to a new pair of high heels, is mistaken for a streetwalker by a man passing by. Madeleine impulsively decides to go along with the stranger's assumptions, and soon discovers prostitution can be a profitable part-time job. One of her regular customers is a handsome doctor named Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), and when he asks for her hand in marriage, she accepts. They settle in his native Czechoslovakia and have a daughter, Vera, though political upheaval leads Madeleine back to Paris and a new husband. Years later, a grown-up Vera (Chiara Mastroianni) looks back on the story of her mother and father (played in their later years by Catherine Deneuve and Milos Forman) with a viewpoint colored by both romanticism and regret. While Madeleine's life as a streetwalker brought her love and adventure and she now divides her attentions between two men, Vera has grown up in an era where AIDS has made such sexual openness something like Russian Roulette, and she's unable to commit to a relationship, tossing aside her on-and-off boyfriend Clement (Louis Garrel) in favor of obsessing over Henderson (Paul Schneider), a musician who prefers the company of men. Les Bien-aimés (aka Beloved) was an official selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes, including an unused song featuring Chiara Mastroianni and Louis Garrel; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • UPC: 030306983899
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,578

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chiara Mastroianni Vera, Vera 3
Catherine Deneuve Madeleine, Madeleine 2
Ludivine Sagnier Madeleine 1, Young Madeleine
Louis Garrel Clement
Milos Forman Jaromil, Jaromil 2
Paul Schneider Henderson
Michel Delpech Gouriot 2,
Rasha Bukvic Young Jaromil
Ben Sellem Omar Omar
Clara Couste Vera 2
Guillaume Denaiffle Gouriot 1
Dustin Segura Dustin
Zuzana Kronerová Madame Passer
Vaclav Neuzil Frère Jaromil Prague
Pavel Liska Karel
Zuzana Onufrakova Mladka
Technical Credits
Christophe Honoré Director, Screenwriter
Alex Beaupain Score Composer
Guillaume Le braz Sound/Sound Designer
Pascal Caucheteux Production Designer
Pascaline Chavane Costumes/Costume Designer
Remy Chevrin Cinematographer
Samuel Deshors Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Chantal Hymans Editor
Why Not Productions Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beloved
1. Opening Credits
2. Loving You
3. Politically Ignorant
4. Unpleasant Things
5. Way Too Luxurious
6. Hands Off
7. Charming News
8. What Friends Do
9. 2001
10. Not Asleep
11. Now Is Coffee
12. Ending Credits
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Beloved
   Play
   Chapters
   Bonus
      Deleted Scenes
      Trailer
   Setup
      English
      English SDH
      Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
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