Confession of a Child of the Century

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Confession of a Child of the Century
Directed by Sylvie Verheyde
Produced by Bruno Berthemy
Written by Sylvie Verheyde
Alfred de Musset
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg
Cinematography Nicolas Gaurin
Release date
  • 20 May 2012 (2012-05-20) (Cannes)
  • 29 August 2012 (2012-08-29) (France)
Running time
125 minutes
Country France
Language English
Budget $4.3 million
Box office $184,016[1]

Confession of a Child of the Century (French: La confession d'un enfant du siècle) is a 2012 French drama film directed by Sylvie Verheyde. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3] In spite of its selection to the prestigious festival, the films gains notoriety as being the lowest grossing US theatrical release of 2015. It generated only US$74 from its one-week, one theater theatrical run.[4][5] The film is an adaptation of Alfred de Musset's 1836 autobiographical novel of the same name.



Pete Doherty, who worked primarily as a musician, was obsessed with Charlotte Gainsbourg because of the legacy surrounding her famous father Serge Gainsbourg, the iconic French musician. During press for the film he alleged that he and Charlotte had had a fling after filming and she had briefly abandoned her partner Yvan Attal and moved from Paris to London in order to be with him.[6] Gainsbourg would later call his remarks "shocking" without strictly denying the affair.


  1. ^ "CONFESSION D'UN ENFANT DU SIÈCLE (2012)". JP Box-Office. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 Cannes Film Festival line-up announced!". Total Film. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Confessions of a Child of the Century (2015) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Yearly Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ BYCHAWSKI, ADAM. "Pete Doherty: 'Charlotte Gainsbourg won't speak to me'". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 

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