Therese Raquin (1953)

Therese Raquin


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The grim Emile Zola "naturalist" novel Therese Raquin has been vividly cinematized by director Marcel Carne. Simone Signoret plays the title character, the long-suffering housewife who dreams of a more romantic life-partner than the bourgeois Camille (Jacques Duby). Therese enjoys a torrid affair with burly truck-driver Laurent (Raf Vallone), only to realize the true emptiness of her aspirations. Ultimately, Therese brings about her own destruction, never truly learning to appreciate what she … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics
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Written By: Émile Zola, Marcel Carné, Charles Spaak
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 22, 2005



as Therese Raquin

as Laurent

as Camille Raquin

as Riton, the sailor

as Le contrôleur

as Un camioneur

as Le postier

as Madame Noblet

as Le chef de gare de D...

as Le médecin

as Madame Raquin
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[font=Century Gothic]In "Therese Raquin," Therese Raquin(Simone Signoret) leads a dreary life working in her aunt's(Maria Pia Casilio) fabric store in Lyon who took her in years ago when her parents died. Out of misplaced gratitude, Therese married her son Camille(Jacques Duby) who is in danger of being coddled to death by his mother. One day everything changes when Laurent(Raf Vallone), a muscular truck driver, brings Camille home drunk. The two bonded after initially arguing and Laurent is invited to game night on Thursday.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Therese Raquin" is a straightforward and well-acted movie with a heck of a kicker. Under consideration is how passion is sadly one of these things we leave up to chance. But why gamble when you can cheat which is what Camille does? But with his narrow attention to his apparently childish games, he also misses a great deal of what is going on just under his nose.[/font]

Walter M.

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