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This French-Italian romantic drama is faithfully based on an early 19th century Goethe novel about the destruction of a married couple. They are Charlotte and Edouard, an aristocratic couple who married late in life and happily lives in a lovely Tuscan villa. Their peaceful, marital bliss is interrupted when Othon (Edourd's closest friend) and his goddaughter Ottilie, who was raised in a convent, arrive for an extended visit. The pregnant Charlotte immediately finds herself drawn to Othon while Edouard is ...
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This French-Italian romantic drama is faithfully based on an early 19th century Goethe novel about the destruction of a married couple. They are Charlotte and Edouard, an aristocratic couple who married late in life and happily lives in a lovely Tuscan villa. Their peaceful, marital bliss is interrupted when Othon (Edourd's closest friend) and his goddaughter Ottilie, who was raised in a convent, arrive for an extended visit. The pregnant Charlotte immediately finds herself drawn to Othon while Edouard is attracted to the girl. As they act upon their impulses a tragedy ensues.
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Special Features

16:9 anamorphic presentation; Subtitle control; Filmographies; Weblinks; Trailer gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • UPC: 720917545622
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Fox Lorber
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Isabelle Huppert Charlotte
Jean-Hugues Anglade Edouard
Marie Gillain Ottilia
Massimo Popolizio Marquis
Laura Marinoni Marquise
Fabrizio Bentivoglio Ottone
Stefania Fuggetta Agostina
Technical Credits
Paolo Taviani Director, Screenwriter
Vittorio Taviani Director, Screenwriter
Claudio Amram Associate Producer
Anna Rita Appolloni Associate Producer
Jean-Claude Cecile Producer
Carlo Crivelli Score Composer
Lorenzo D'Ambrosio Set Decoration/Design
Giuseppe Lanci Cinematographer
Roberto Perpignani Editor
Gianni Sbarra Production Designer
Lina Nerli Taviani Costumes/Costume Designer
Grazia Volpi Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Part One [5:04]
2. Mystery and Geometry [4:35]
3. I'm Happy Here [3:24]
4. Applying the Concept [2:49]
5. Otillia [3:54]
6. Simple and Rational [5:03]
7. By the Lake [5:13]
8. Talent, Talent, Talent [4:12]
9. So Much the Better [4:54]
10. You Love Me [4:27]
11. Easy to Handle [2:56]
12. At the Celebration [5:56]
13. Part Two [:06]
14. Recuperation [3:33]
15. Family Tradition [3:46]
16. Peace in the Garden [2:04]
17. Poor Child [1:48]
18. Tragedy or Deliverance [6:20]
19. Atonement [5:03]
20. Excitement and Tranquility [6:30]
21. Agostina's Confession [5:32]
22. Side by Side [2:35]
23. A Departure [3:14]
24. Credits [2:17]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Subtitles
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Scene Access
   Special Features
      Filmographies
         Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
         Isabelle Huppert
         Jean-Hugues Anglade
      Trailer Gallery
         Play All
         Red Lights
         Strayed
         Tarnation
         In the Realms of the Unreal
         Seducing Dr. Lewis
         Goodbye, Dragon Inn
         Night Sun
      Weblinks
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