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Therese Raquin (1953)

Therese Raquin (1953)

Therese Raquin

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In this adaptation of Emile Zola's "naturalist" novel, Simone Signoret stars as the title character, the long-suffering housewife who dreams of a more romantic life-partner than the bourgeois Camille. Therese enjoys a torrid affair with burly truck-driver Laurent, only to realize the true emptiness of her aspirations.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Émile Zola, Marcel Carné, Charles Spaak
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 22, 2005
Runtime:
Paris Films Productions

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Cast

Simone Signoret
as Therese Raquin
Raf Vallone
as Laurent
Jacques Duby
as Camille Raquin
Roland Le Saffre
as Riton, the sailor
Paul Frankeur
as Le contrôleur
Alain Terrane
as Un camioneur
Bernard Véron
as Le postier
Lucien Hubert
as Le chef de gare de D...
Madeleine Barbulée
as Madame Noblet
Nerio Bernardi
as Le médecin
Sylvie
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]

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