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The Children of the Century (1999)

Les enfants du siècle (original title)
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A story of doomed passion between two genius writers of the 19th century - novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset.

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Diane Kurys

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... George Sand
Benoît Magimel ... Alfred de Musset
Stefano Dionisi ... Pietro Pagello
Robin Renucci ... François Buloz
Karin Viard ... Marie Dorval
Isabelle Carré ... Aimée d'Alton
Patrick Chesnais ... Gustave Planche
Arnaud Giovaninetti Arnaud Giovaninetti ... Alfred Tattet
Denis Podalydès ... Sainte-Beuve
Olivier Foubert Olivier Foubert ... Paul de Musset
Marie-France Mignal Marie-France Mignal ... Mme. de Musset
Michel Robin ... Larive
Ludivine Sagnier ... Hermine de Musset
Victoire Thivisol ... Solange (as Victoire)
Julien Léal Julien Léal ... Maurice
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Storyline

The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and women's frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A passion too great to control. See more »


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Children of the Century See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,044, 15 September 2002

Gross USA:

$56,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$381,624
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in the actual rooms in the Hotel Danieli which Sand and Musset stayed in. See more »

Quotes

Alfred de Musset: You imitate passion, but you feel nothing.
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Alternate Versions

The original French theatrical version, which runs at 135 mins begins as Sand plans to leave her husband and Musset's father dies. This version continues after their final meeting as Sand begins to write her story and attempts in vain to see Musset one last time. This version ends with a direct to camera address by Sand at Musset's tomb. A shorter theatrical version was released in Germany, Spain, UK and US which begins with Sand reading from "Lélia" and ends with Sand and Musset's final meeting. It runs at 105 mins. This version contains two new scenes: Sand and Musset being introduced to each other and a dance sequence. However the opening sequences featuring Sands arrival in Paris during an uprising and her relationship with Marie Dorval are lost, as are the closing scenes as she attempts to see Musset a final time. Most DVD releases have favored the Original 135 min version which was more critically popular. See more »

Connections

Version of A Song to Remember (1945) See more »

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Love at its peak
30 March 2009 | by zfianySee all my reviews

I loved this movie and I don't know to what extent this movie is near to the original story. I have read the life of George Sand and was amazed by her character. A character so tough when it has to do with freedom of doing what one wants. George Sand was one of my best female characters next to Mary Wolstoncroft, Jane Austin, Emmeline Pankhurst and the famous five. Juliette Binoche has played the role magnificently close and made it feel like I was watching the original Sand.

The love story is so beautiful specially the scene when Benoit Magimel sleeps on the street ground under the rain when Sand comes to visit him in her carriage. Waw!... I mean this is a charming scene, it says a lot about the feelings of love.


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