Madame Bovary (1991)
as Emma Bovary
as Charles Bovary
as Leon Dupuis
as Charles Bovary's Mother
as Widow LeFrancois
as Lieuvain, Advisor
as Madame Homais
as Master Guillaumin/Notary
as L'Abbe Bournisien
as Mother Rolet Nourrice/Nurse
as Father Rouault
as Master Hareng/Gentleman-Usher
as Doctor Canivet
as The Blind One
Critic Reviews for Madame Bovary
Part of the problem is that the book is full of somehow lacerating details, which a loving director must reproduce but can't help transforming into their opposites: there's no such thing as a dull antique.
Chabrol's ostensibly placid version of Madame Bovary invests Flaubert's portrait of stifled womanhood with unmistakable flintiness. It chafes against the beautiful images with perfect irony.
The beautiful Isabelle Huppert never quite catches the Flaubert vibe.
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