Swann in Love

Swann in Love

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti, Alain Delon

     
 
This ambitious attempt to film a portion of Marcel Proust's epic novel Remembrance of Things Past stars Jeremy Irons as Charles Swann, a Jewish intellectual who has managed to overcome growing anti-Semitism in 19th century France and travels in an elite social circle. But Swann has become obsessed with Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan who cares more for money

Overview

This ambitious attempt to film a portion of Marcel Proust's epic novel Remembrance of Things Past stars Jeremy Irons as Charles Swann, a Jewish intellectual who has managed to overcome growing anti-Semitism in 19th century France and travels in an elite social circle. But Swann has become obsessed with Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan who cares more for money than Swann's passion for her. In time they marry, but Swann soon realizes his desire for her is based purely on physical lust for someone with whom he has no rapport, or even much affection, and the relationship begins to erode the social acceptance Swann struggled to achieve. Meanwhile, the Baron de Charlus (Alain Delon) finds himself similarly attracted to a young man who does not share his desires. Un Amour de Swann was much praised for its production design and the cinematography of frequent Ingmar Bergman collaborator Sven Nykvist, though many felt director Volker Schlondorff failed to capture the narrative depth and complexity of Proust's novel.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
UPC:
0037429195123
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:50:00

Special Features

New Digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Director filmography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Irons Charles Swann
Ornella Muti Odette de Crecy
Alain Delon Baron de Charlus
Fanny Ardant Duchesse de Guermantes
Marie-Christine Barrault Mme. Verdurin
Anne Bennent Chloé
Nathalie Juvet Madame Cottard
Nicolas Baby Juif
Romain Bremond Actor
Veronique Dietschy Mlle. Vinteuil
Marc Arian Actor
Charlotte Kerr Sous-maitresse
Catherine Lachens Aunt
Philippine Pascale Mme. De Gallardon
Charlotte de Turckheim Mme. De Cambremer
Jean-François Balmer Mons. Cottard
Jacques Boudet Duc De Guermantes
Jean-Pierre Coffe Aime
Jean-Louis Richard Mons. Verdurin
Bruno Thost Saniette
Roland Topor Biche
Vincent Martin Remi
Jean Aurenche Monsieur Vinteuil
Humbert Balsan Head of Protocol

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director,Screenwriter
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Peter Brook Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle Costumes/Costume Designer
Marie-Helene Estienne Screenwriter
David Graham Score Composer
Hans Werner Henze Score Composer
Eberhard Junkersdorf Producer
Margaret Menegoz Producer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer
Marcel Wengler Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Remembrance [6:49]
2. High Society [5:48]
3. The Recital [7:20]
4. Odette [7:19]
5. Boudoir Questions [15:24]
6. The Brothel [3:24]
7. Memories of Zephora [7:21]
8. Searching for Her [4:01]
9. Dinner Party [9:28]
10. Tormented [9:24]
11. Night Visit [15:39]
12. Three Months to Live [11:00]
13. Day's End [8:05]

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