The Duchess of Langeais

The Duchess of Langeais  {Ne touchez pas la hache}
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The Duchess of Langeais
Ne touchez pas la hache
France, 2007, 137 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Italy
Topic: Drama
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: French/Spanish English Sub-Titles

French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Rivette offers a surprisingly faithful adaptation of Balzac’s 19th century novella, a genre-bending romantic tragedy cum thriller rumination on the sexes. French stars Guillaume Depardieu and Jeanne Balibar portray a lovesick soldier and his flirtatious duchess, both of them pawns in the Parisian aristocracy.

DIRECTOR: Jacques Rivette
Producer: Matrine Matignac, Maurice Tinchant, Luigi Musini, Roberto Cicutto, Ermanno Olmi
Editor: Nicole Lubtschansky
Screenwriter: Jacques Rivette, Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent
Cinematographer: William Lubtchansky
Music: Pierre Allio
Principal Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Bulle Ogier, Michel Piccoli, Barbet Schroeder
Filmography: Va Savoir (2001), La Belle Noiseuse (1991), Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), L’Amour Fou (1969), The Nun (1966)
Print Source: Les Films du Losange

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