Release June 26, 2009 (Limited)
Cast Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Harriet Walter, Anita Pallenberg
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Christopher Hampton
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Studio Maple Pictures/Miramax Films
Length 100 mins.


An adaptation of the 1920s novel by French author Colette about the lingering effects of a romance between a middle-aged woman (Pfeiffer) and a wealthy young man (Friend). Set in 1920s Paris, where the young son of a wealthy courtesan (Bates) is educated in the ways of love by a middle-aged friend of the man's mother. When he is forced to give up the six-year relationship after marrying someone else, the young man can't forget her and retreats into a fantasy world.

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