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Thérèse Desqueyroux

Thérèse Desqueyroux
  • 2012
  • France
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: Claude Miller
  • Written by: Claude Miller, Natalie Carter, Francois Mauriac
  • Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anais Demoustier
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 7 June 2013

When Thérèse (Tautou) finds herself stifled by her marriage to Bernard (Lellouche), she begins to plot her way out. Miller's adaptation of Mauriac's 1927 novel works best as a character study, with Tautou impressive as a shrewish, unhappy woman who finds that her fate is frustratingly beyond her control.

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Thérèse Desqueyroux

26 Feb 20133 stars

Claude Miller's final film is an adaptation of Francois Mauriac's book starring Audrey Tautou

François Mauriac’s 1927 novel is one of the cornerstones of French literature, but is less familiar to non-Gallic audiences. Casting comely Amelie star Audrey Tautou as the repressed wife who impulsively seeks revenge on her domineering husband suggests…

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