Wuthering Heights

Overview

Jacques Rivette's version of Emily Bronte's novel might as well be called "Withering Heights" since only segments of the full plot are used, and the setting has been changed to France in the 1930s. The vengeful Heathcliff is now the vengeful Roch Lucas Belvaux, and Cathy is the more Francophone Catherine Fabienne Babe. Along with these changes, director Rivette distances both the personal turmoil that leads the spurned Heathcliff to seek revenge, and the despair that drives Cathy to an early death. This treatment...
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Overview

Jacques Rivette's version of Emily Bronte's novel might as well be called "Withering Heights" since only segments of the full plot are used, and the setting has been changed to France in the 1930s. The vengeful Heathcliff is now the vengeful Roch Lucas Belvaux, and Cathy is the more Francophone Catherine Fabienne Babe. Along with these changes, director Rivette distances both the personal turmoil that leads the spurned Heathcliff to seek revenge, and the despair that drives Cathy to an early death. This treatment tends to transform most protagonists into one-dimensional models, and even transforms the heroine into a easily obnoxious persona.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2003
  • UPC: 658769024630
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Vanguard Cinema
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fabienne Babe Catherine
Lucas Belvaux Roch
Olivier Cruveiller Guillaume
Sandra Montaigu Helene
Alice de Poncheville Isabelle
Marie Jaoul Mrs Lindon
Philippe Morier-Genoud Joseph
Technical Credits
Jacques Rivette Director, Screenwriter
Cris Tullio Altan Editor
Trati no Angelika Score Composer
Renato Berta Cinematographer
Pascal Bonitzer Screenwriter
Alix Comte Sound/Sound Designer
Manu de Chauvigny Production Designer
Nicole Lubtchansky Editor
Martine Mariganc Producer
Pilentze Pee Score Composer
Polegnalae Pschenitza Score Composer
Suzanne Schiffman Screenwriter
Laurence Struz Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean-Paul Torraille Cinematographer
Emily Brontë Source Author
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