Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent) (1985)





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Jacques Rivette's version of Emily Bronte's novel might as well be called "Withering Heights" since only segments of the full plot are used, and the setting has been changed to France in the 1930s. The vengeful Heathcliff is now the vengeful Roch (Lucas Belvaux), and Cathy is the more Francophone Catherine (Fabienne Babe). Along with these changes, director Rivette distances both the personal turmoil that leads the spurned Heathcliff to seek revenge, and the despair that drives Cathy to an early death. This treatment tends to transform most protagonists into one-dimensional models, and even transforms the heroine into a easily obnoxious persona. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Drama , Romance
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Pierre Grise Productions


Fabienne Babe
as Catherine
Marie Jaoul
as Mrs Lindon
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Critic Reviews for Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent)

All Critics (2)

The most puzzling of all the film versions of Wuthering Heights.

Full Review… | May 9, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is more than just Celine and Julie Go Boating's haunted house melodrama played straight.

Full Review… | November 15, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent)

The actors performances were the worst I have ever seen. They were so over dramatic, too precise, and too stale, there was no heart into any of them. Every movement looked forced. The only performance I did enjoy was Olivier Cruveiller's. His wasn't so over dramatic or mannequin. Olivier Torres' played the part too wimpy and I don't think Oliver or as Emily Bronte calls him Edgar Linton was ever that wimpy. Also, this film didn't follow as closely to the book as I've seen other versions do. In other words, catch the 1992 or 1998 versions, they are overall better versions. www.what-to-watch.com

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

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