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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
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
Director
Manoel de Oliveira
Performers
Chiara Mastroianni, Pedro Abrunhosa, Antoine Chappey, Leonor Silveira, Françoise Fabian, Maria Joa̋o Pires, Luís Miguel Cintra.
Release Date
1999
Run Time
105 min.
Language
In French with some Portuguese; optional subtitles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish
Notes
  • 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.
Variant Title
Portuguese title on container and disc label: Carta
Title in English subtitles: Letter
Series
100 Anos Manoel de Oliveira
Credits
Cinematography, Emmanuel Machuel ; editor, Valerie Loiseleux.
Published
Lisboa : Distribuido por Lusomundo Audiovisuais, [2008]
Description
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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