Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012 film)
|Directed by||Claude Miller|
|Produced by||Yves Marmion|
|Written by||François Mauriac|
|Cinematography||Gérard de Battista|
|Studio||France 3 Cinéma
TF1 Droits Audiovisuels
LES FILMS DU 24 - 24
|Distributed by||UGC (France)
|Running time||110 minutes|
Thérèse Desqueyroux is a 2012 French drama film directed by Claude Miller. It is an adaption of the François Mauriac novel of the same name, first published in 1927. The last work of Claude Miller, who died in April 2012, this film closed the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened in competition for the Palme d'Or.
In the south-west of France, in the late 1920s. Thérèse Laroque made a marriage of convenience between wealthy families and married Bernard Desqueyroux, a bourgeois landowner. They then settled in the family property located in a vast area stretching over acres of pine forests. Bernard is a local man with a passion for hunting and defending with conviction the family traditions. However, Thérèse is quickly stifled by the monotony of her married life, even the birth of a daughter (Marie)does not dissipate the disinterest she displays towards her husband and her boredom seems to grow every day to look somewhere else. It is not yet able to define itself, but the tear to his dull life. Bernard, who has several ailments and who was prescribed arsenic is physically more difficult. Thérèse took the opportunity that is offered to poison her husband, but makes a mistake at the pharmacy. She is discovered and, in addition to being dishonored by her own family, is also by her husband. She will face justice for the alleged murder until her husband and in-laws, who intend to keep up appearances with the provincial society, make up their own version of what happened, the case is dismissed and Therese is confined to the house. Eventually she is allowed to leave and live in Paris on the understanding that she will only return for weddings and funerals.
- Audrey Tautou as Thérèse Desqueyroux
- Gilles Lellouche as Bernard Desqueyroux
- Anaïs Demoustier as Anne de la Trave
- Catherine Arditi as Madame de la Trave
- Isabelle Sadoyan as Aunt Clara
- Stanley Weber as Jean Azevedo
- Francis Perrin as Monsieur Larroque
- Yves Jacques as Lawyer
- Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi as Therese Larroque
- "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
- "Cannes 2012: Haneke v Audiard, but no shows from Malick or PT Anderson". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
- "Claude Miller’s last film to close the Festival de Cannes". 2012-04-18.
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