CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY

CONFESSION D'UN ENFANT DU SIECLE

By Sylvie VERHEYDE

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 2011


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Festival de Cannes 2012
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sylvie VERHEYDE
    • Writer(s)
    • Sylvie VERHEYDE
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruno BERTHEMY, Alfred HÜRMER, Peter CARLTON
    • Synopsis
    • The Napoleonic Wars are over. Octave loves his mistress Elise - until he witnesses her being unfaithful. Despair leads to decadence. Influenced by his friend Desgenais, Octave becomes the perfect libertine, although this new life fails to satisfy his thirst for the absolute.
      Then he meets Brigitte, a young, selfless widow. He has found a new love. At first, she tries to resist. Eventually she gives in. They are in love, but Octave is quickly overcome by suspicion. Doesn’t every woman betray her lover sooner or later? Isn’t Desgenais right when he claims that love doesn’t exist?
      In a world where no one any longer believes in anything, can Octave find in his love for Brigitte the strength to believe in the future?
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