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Mademoiselle (1966)

Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, more...
Director: Tony Richardson, Tony Richardson
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: MGM
Genre: Drama, Foreign, British Drama, UK
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
In 1951, French writer Jean Genet presented a screenplay called "Les Rêves Interdits/L'Autre Versant du Rêve" to actress Anouk Aimée as a wedding gift. He then proceeded to sell the rights three times without telling her. Eventually the script was reworked by Marguerite Duras and filmed by British director Tony Richardson as Mademoiselle, with Jeanne Moreau in the title role. In its final form, Mademoiselle tells the story of a repressed schoolteacher who visits a veritable plague of deliberate "accidents" on the people of her rural French village. She sets fires, poisons animals, and causes floods -- all in a fit of thwarted passion for an immigrant woodcutter. Though Marlon Brando was originally set to play the role of the Italian craftsman, the part went to Ettore Manni when the production schedule shifted. Umberto Orsini plays Antonio, the woodcutter's forlorn son, whom Mademoiselle maliciously humiliates out of perverse desire for his father. A notoriously difficult shoot, Mademoiselle was filmed consecutively with The Sailor From Gibraltar, another collaboration between Richardson, Moreau, and Duras. As for Genet, he despised the casting of Moreau; nevertheless, she would go on to star in Querelle, another adaptation of the author's work. ~ Brian J. Dillard, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

oh man by rarcher September 15, 2003 - 10:49 AM PDT
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3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
why have i just now seen this for the first time?
this is definitely going in my favorites
the brutality
nuttiness
and the filming is sooo precise
beautiful
and talk about disturbing

but why do greencine once again insist on giving away the whole plot in the summary?
don't you want to leave ANY surprises for people?




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French for the hard of hearing
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French films with French subtitles that closely match the spoken dialog. Useful for learning French language and pronunciation. Should be some here for all tastes. I'd love to know of others!
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