Adolphe (2002)





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Adolphe, French director Benoît Jacquot's adaptation of Benjamin Constant's novel of the same name, tells the story of a young man's passion for 30-year-old Ellenore (Isabelle Adjani). After much resistance, Ellenore falls for Adolphe (Stanislas Mehrar), only to find out that his love for her has waned significantly. Though Adolphe did not intentionally hurt Ellenore, she is very much saddened by his lack of feeling toward her. This unhappy love story also features French actors Jean Yanne and Romain Duris. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Isabelle Adjani
as Ellenore
Jean Yanne
as The Count
Romain Duris
as D'Erfeuil
Jean-Louis Richard
as Mr. d'Arbigny
Anne Suarez
as Mrs. d'Arbigny
Jean-Marc Stehle
as Adolphe's Father
Marylin Even
as Housemaid
Olween Heudig
as Housekeeper
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Critic Reviews for Adolphe

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

[Isabelle] Adjani is lovely to look at and wears her luxurious costumes beautifully but does nothing to make her character sympathetic. [Stanislas] Merhar is, in a word, dull.

Full Review… | July 23, 2006
Reeling Reviews

[Adjani's] performance is both a retread of 1975's The Story of Adele H and of...Herzog's Nosferatu, debilitating handicaps thirty years later in this film.

Full Review… | July 4, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Adolphe

Except a bit slow moving & lukewarm like most European movies are, still a kinda enchanting story about a young, narcissistic aristocrat's tangling relationship with an indulging duchess. Stanislas Merhar was the vivid Adolphe in vein- both externally & internally.


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