Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981 film)

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Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover film poster.jpg
Directed by Just Jaeckin
Produced by

André Djaoui
Christopher Pearce

Yoram Globus (executive producer)
Menahem Golan (executive producer)
Written by Marc Behm
Just Jaeckin
Christopher Wicking
Based on Lady Chatterley's Lover
by D. H. Lawrence
Starring Sylvia Kristel
Nicholas Clay
Music by Richard Harvey
Stanley Myers
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Edited by Eunice Mountjoy
Distributed by Cannon Films (USA)
Columbia Pictures (non-USA)
Release date
  • 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) (USA)
Running time
104 min
Country United Kingdom
West Germany
Language English
Budget $1.5–$2 million (est.)[1]
Box office 1,134,750 admissions (France)[2]

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a 1981 film directed by Just Jaeckin, and starring Sylvia Kristel and Nicholas Clay. It is an adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence novel of the same name.


After an injury leaves her husband impotent and crippled, Lady Chatterley is torn between love for her husband and her desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out the means of fulfilling her physical needs.



The film was not as popular as the filmmakers expected and Cannon films ended up recording a loss.[1] However the film later became more popular in the home video market in the mid 1980s.

Home video[edit]

The film is rated R16 in New Zealand.[3][citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Yule, Andrew (1987). Hollywood a Go-Go: an account of the Cannon phenomenon. Sphere Books. pp. 19, 24. ISBN 0-7221-9389-0. 
  2. ^ Sylvia Kristel French box office information at Box Office Story
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