The Letter (La Lettre) (1999)

The Letter (La Lettre)




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Veteran Portuguese director Manoel Oliveira brings the events and characters of a famous 17th-century French novel, La princesse de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette, to the modern day in this film about passion and matrimonial virtues. Mademoiselle de Chartres (Chiara Mastroianni) has her first experience of heartbreak when a youth who believes in free love abandons her. One night, her mother's friend Mrs. Silva introduces her to Jacques de Cleves, a doctor of good reputation. The doctor fell in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
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as Mme De Cleves

as Pedro Abrunhosa

as M. De Cleves

as Mme. De Chartres

as Maria Joao Pires

as Mme De Silva

as Francois De Guise
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Oliveira exerts a masterly control over his pacing and compositions

Full Review… | January 4, 2011
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