Therese and Isabelle

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Therese and Isabelle
Original film poster
Directed byRadley Metzger[1][2][3]
Produced byRadley Metzger
Kurt Ulrich
Screenplay byJesse Vogel
Based onThérèse et Isabelle (by Violette Leduc)[4]
StarringEssy Persson
Anna Gaël
Barbara Laage
Anne Vernon
Music byGeorges Auric
CinematographyHans Jura
Edited byHumphrey Wood
Distributed byAudubon Films
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
118 minutes
West Germany
Budget$250,000 (est)

Therese and Isabelle (also known as Thérèse and Isabelle and Thérèse et Isabelle) is a 1968 French-American romantic drama film directed by Radley Metzger,[1][2][3] and based on the novel Thérèse et Isabelle by Violette Leduc.[4]


Two young girls grow up together and share affectionate intimacies in a European boarding school for girls.



Reviews of his film adaptation of Thérèse et Isabelle have been generally favorable,[5][6][7][8][9][10][11] although not with all reviewers.[12][13]


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  2. ^ a b Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris". Playboy. Archived from the original on February 4, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Bentley, Toni (June 2014). "The Legend of Henry Paris" (PDF). Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Lezard, Nicholas (February 28, 2012). "Thérèse and Isabelle by Violette Leduc – review". The Guardian. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Corliss, Richard (September 1, 1968). "Review: Therese and Isabelle by Radley Metzger". Film Quarterly. 22 (1): 63–67. doi:10.2307/1210043. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Henderson, Eric (November 30, 2004). "Therese and Isabelle". Slant Magazine. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Null, Christopher (1968). "Therese and Isabelle Review". Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Doerksen, Cliff (2016). "Therese and Isabelle". Chicago Reader. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Staff. "Therese And Isabelle by Radley Metzger - video (117:49)". Internet Archive. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  10. ^ Morris, Gary (1998). "The Films of Radley Metzger". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Burridge, Shane R. (1968). "Therese and Isabelle (1968)". Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Ebert, Roger (October 28, 1968). "Therese and Isabelle - review". Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Lotti, Matthew (1968). "Therese and Isabelle". Retrieved April 9, 2017.

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