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Paulo Branco présente un film de Manoel de Oliveira ; scénario et dialogues de Manoel de Oliveira ; une coproduction, Madragoa Filmes, Gemini Films, Wanda Films ; produit par Paulo Branco ; réalisation, Manoel de Oliveira
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Mademoiselle de Chartres experiences her first heartbreak when a youth who believes in free love abandons her. Her mother's friend Mrs. Silva introduces her to Jacques de Cleves, a doctor of good reputation. Hoping to overcome her bitterness she agrees to marries him, but after the marriage falls in love with a young and fashionable singer. She confides in her husband, who becomes ill at the news, and in a childhood friend who has become a nun.
Manoel de Oliveira
Chiara Mastroianni, Pedro Abrunhosa, Antoine Chappey, Leonor Silveira, Françoise Fabian, Maria Joa̋o Pires, Luís Miguel Cintra.
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105 min.
In French with some Portuguese; optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
  • Based on novel "Le princesse de Cleves" by Madame de Lafayette.
  • Special features (with optional English subtitles): RTP newscast on the film winning the Jury's Award at Cannes (telecast May 23, 1999); Momento, a song by Pedro Abrunhosa; Manoel de Oliveira and Pedro Abrunhosa interviews; making-of; premiere; trailers, photos; DVD-ROM printable materials: production notes, credits and photos.
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Portuguese title on container and disc label: Carta
Title in English subtitles: Letter
100 anos Manoel de Oliveira
Cinematography, Emmanuel Machuel ; editor, Valerie Loiseleux.
Lisboa : Distribuido por Lusomundo Audiovisuais, [2008]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 2; PAL; Dolby digital 2.0; 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
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