Sentimental Destinies

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Sentimental Destinies
Les Destinées sentimentales.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Produced by Bruno Pésery
Written by Olivier Assayas
Jacques Chardonne
Jacques Fieschi
Starring Emmanuelle Béart
Charles Berling
Isabelle Huppert
Cinematography Eric Gautier
Edited by Luc Barnier
Release date
  • 17 May 2000 (2000-05-17)
Running time
180 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $14.9 million
Box office $4.3 million[1]

Sentimental Destinies (French: Les Destinées sentimentales) is a 2000 French drama film directed by Olivier Assayas. It was entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


Based on the novel of the same name by Jacques Chardonne, the film is set in the early 20th century. The story covers thirty years in the life of Jean, a Protestant minister who leaves his wife (Isabelle Huppert) for Pauline (Emmanuelle Béart), the niece of one of his parishioners. Abandoning his career in the church, he sets up home with her in Switzerland. Following the death of an uncle he moves to Limoges, where he takes over the running of the family porcelain factory.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Sentimental Destinies". Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Les Destinées Sentimentales (2000)". BBC. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Bradshaw, Peter. "Les Destinées Sentimentales". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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