Confession of a Child of the Century

Confession of a Child of the Century
  • 2012
  • France, Germany, UK
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sylvie Verheyde
  • Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pete Doherty, August Diehl

Adaptation of Alfred de Musset's 1836 autobiographical novel of the same name. The stunt casting of Doherty derails the film, with a pipsqueak voiceover and sleepwalking performance.

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Confession of a Child of the Century

21 Dec 20121 star

Pete Doherty's acting derails this 19th century period drama

The former pop star and tabloid fixation Pete Doherty has always seemed like such an unstable, needy construction – a walking set of influences lacking the supporting structure of a personality – that it’s not impossible to see how he might have seemed…

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