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The Children of the Century (Les Enfants Du Siecle)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:September 13, 2002
Running time:108 minutes
Cast:Juliette Binoche, Benoit Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci
Director:Diane Kurys
Producer:Diane Kurys, Alain Sarde
Writer:Diane Kurys, Francois-Olivier Rousseau, Murray Head
Distributor:Empire Pictures

Description: 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 celebrite while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism.

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