Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Director: Tim Fywell Cast: Frances O'Connor, Hugh Bonneville, Greg Wise


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Previously filmed by such cinematic geniuses as Jean Renoir and Vincente Minnelli, Gustave Flaubert's once-scandalous 1857 novel Madame Bovary was transformed into a two-part British miniseries in 2000. Set in the rural Normandy of the 1830s and 1840s, this is the story of Emma Rouault (Frances O'Connor), the pampered, well-educated daughter of a wealthy gentleman. Much to her own surprise, Emma accepts the marriage proposal of Charles Bovary (Hugh Bonneville), the provincial doctor who ministers to M. Rouault during a moment of medical crisis. Once she has become Madame Bovary, Emma quickly grows bored with her bourgeois existence, retreating into erotic fantasies stoked by her addiction to romantic novels. Inevitably, Emma strays from her marital vows, first with a handsome young clerk named Leon (Hugh Dancy), then with dashing country squire Rodolphe (Greg Wise). In order to sustain the lavish lifestyle which she feels is her basic right, Emma squanders all of her husband's money -- which plays right into the hands of usurious draper Lheureux (Keith Barron), who has his own wicked plans for the foolishly extravagant Mme. Bovary. In the United States, Madame Bovary was telecast on February 6 and 13, 2000, as part of the PBS Masterpiece Theatre anthology.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/2012
UPC: 0883929252466
Original Release: 2000
Source: Bbc Warner
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:38:00
Sales rank: 55,121

Special Features

A complex heart: Gustave Flaubert

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances O'Connor Emma Bovary
Hugh Bonneville Charles Bovary
Greg Wise Rodolphe Boulanger
Hugh Dancy Leon
Keith Barron Lheureaux
Trevor Peacock M. Rouault
Eileen Atkins Marie Louise
Barbara Jefford Marquise
David Troughton Homais

Technical Credits
Tim Fywell Director
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
John Paul Kelly Production Designer
Bernard Krichefski Producer
John Lunn Score Composer
Niall Moroney Art Director
Anushia Nieradzik Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Redston Producer
Hilary Salmon Executive Producer
Chris Seager Cinematographer
Roy Sharman Editor
Anne Siebel Art Director
Heidi Thomas Teleplay
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Michael Wearing Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Madame Bovary
1. Chapter 1 [8:15]
2. Chapter 2 [7:47]
3. Chapter 3 [7:29]
4. Chapter 4 [9:05]
5. Chapter 5 [7:03]
6. Chapter 6 [7:54]
7. Chapter 7 [7:55]
8. Chapter 8 [8:15]
9. Chapter 9 [7:39]
10. Chapter 10 [1:00]
11. Chapter 11 [6:51]
12. Chapter 12 [:00]
13. Chapter 13 [:01]

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Madame Bovary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
REK1 More than 1 year ago
A fine cast and very good acting. Worth the time to watch. A quality production all around.