Confession of a Child of the Century (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)




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This period drama, based on Alfred de Musset's 1836 autobiographical novel of the same name, tells the tale of Octave (Pete Doherty), a desperate young man who tries to get a hold on his life by leaving Paris for the countryside. Amid the bucolic surroundings, he falls for Brigitte (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a widow who is 10 years his elder. Directed and adapted for the screen by Sylvie Verheyde.

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Lily Cole
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August Diehl
as Desgenais
Volker Bruch
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Rhyan Rees
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Critic Reviews for Confession of a Child of the Century

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

The role of a beautiful and damned 19th century libertine sounds like a perfect fit for disheveled English rock poet Pete Doherty, but then there's the little matter of being able to act.

May 21, 2012 | Full Review…

Without passion, this slight story is of no interest.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It all adds up to a curiosity, which isn't likely to make much of an impact with an incurious public.

January 9, 2016 | Rating: 85/100 | Full Review…

Stunt casting has sunk this one, and Doherty should either shelve any remaining acting ambition, or invest some of his drug money in a lesson or two.

December 21, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Under the direction of a film-maker who speaks little English, Doherty and Gainsbourg give flat performances, their speech uninflected, their line readings uncertain.

December 9, 2012 | Full Review…

As dull and cumbersome as its title.

December 7, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Confession of a Child of the Century

Pete Doherty may be great as a musician and songwriter, but as an actor he proves to be just as abysmal as this unendurable film - a sterile drama that is not only as dull as watching paint dry but also corny, artificial and painfully repetitive.

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