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Madame Bovary (1992)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 208930777
UPC: 741952314493
UPC 14: 00741952314493
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Editor's Note
Claude Chabrol's lifelong interest in the psychological lives of women finds a perfect vehicle in Gustave Flaubert's 1856 novel, MADAME BOVARY. Isabelle Hupert, Chabrol's frequent collaborator and muse, brings a detached and icy intensity to her portrayal of Emma, an ambitious farmer's daughter suffocated by her own life. When Emma meets meek country doctor Charles Bovary (Jean-François Balmer), she sees a ticket out of her meager existence. However, the lure of marriage and motherhood is short-lived, and soon Emma senses a new set of ever-encroaching snares and limits preventing her from fulfilling the fanciful destiny she constructs for herself out of her own desires and the romance novels that fuel them. When her outlets of novels and the odd ball at the local château cease to satisfy Emma's ravenous hunger for passion and luxury, she takes matters into her own hands, embarking on a double life of domesticity and adultery. Chabrol injects the film with his patented dark humor while remaining faithful to Flaubert's stinging depiction of the narrow world of 19th-century provincial life and its clash with female desires as fleshed out by the tragic figure of Huppert's immensely complicated but very real Emma.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Koch International
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/11/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 140 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1992
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3144
Video UPC UPC: 00741952314493
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: French
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: French
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Isabelle Huppert
Video Cast Info Lucas Belvaux
Video Cast Info Christopher Malavoy
Video Cast Info Jean-François Balmer
Video Cast Info Jean-Claude Bouilland
Video Cast Info Jean Yanne
Video Cast Info Claude Chabrol - Director

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Huppert is astounding....[The film] ranks among the year's best and most provocative films..." 01/09/1992 p.56

New York Times
"...The movie looks splendid....Painstakingly realized..." 12/25/1991 p.13

USA Today
"...Bursting with period detail..." 01/06/1992 p.2D

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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