Beloved Les bien-aimés
|Language and/or Subtitles:||French|
|Availability:||Unavailable 0 of 1 copy|
A mother and daughter follow similar paths with different results in this drama with music from writer and director Christophe Honoré. In 1964, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) is a restless young woman working at a shoe store who, after helping herself to a new pair of high heels, is mistaken for a streetwalker by a man passing by. Madeleine impulsively decides to go along with the stranger's assumptions, and soon discovers prostitution can be a profitable part-time job. One of her regular customers is a handsome doctor named Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), and when he asks for her hand in marriage, she accepts. They settle in his native Czechoslovakia and have a daughter, Vera, though political upheaval leads Madeleine back to Paris and a new husband. Years later, a grown-up Vera (Chiara Mastroianni) looks back on the story of her mother and father (played in their later years by Catherine Deneuve and Milos Forman) with a viewpoint colored by both romanticism and regret. While Madeleine's life as a streetwalker brought her love and adventure and she now divides her attentions between two men, Vera has grown up in an era where AIDS has made such sexual openness something like Russian Roulette, and she's unable to commit to a relationship, tossing aside her on-and-off boyfriend Clement (Louis Garrel) in favor of obsessing over Henderson (Paul Schneider), a musician who prefers the company of men. Les Bien-aimés (aka Beloved) was an official selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Adultery -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| New York : [Orland, Park, Ill.] :Sundance Selects ;2012
MPI Media Group,
|Other Titles|| Bien-aimés
Honoré, Christophe, 1970- screenwriter, director.
Mastroianni, Chiara, 1972- actor.
Deneuve, Catherine, 1943- actor.
Sagnier, Ludivine, 1979- actor.
Garrel, Louis, actor.
Forman, Miloš, actor.
Schneider, Paul, 1976- actor.
Delpech, Michel, 1946- actor.
Bukvic, Rasha, 1979- actor.
Why Not Productions Inc., production company.
France 2 cinéma (Firm), production company.
Sixteen Films (Firm), production company.
Negativ (Firm), production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
France télévision, production company.
Orange cinéma séries (Firm), production company.
Sundance Selects (Firm), publisher.
MPI Media Group, publisher.
Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Milos Forman, Paul Schneider, Michel Delpech, Rasha Bukvic.
Cinematography, Rémy Chevrin ; editor, Chantal Hymans ; music, Alex Beaupain ; production designer, Samuel Deshors ; costumes, Pascaline Chavanne.
In French; with optional English or Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: deleted scenes, including an unused song featuring Chiara Mastroianni and Louis Garrel; trailer.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.