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The Elective Affinities

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1996
Running time:98 minutes
Cast:Isabelle Huppert, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Gillain, Massimo Popolizio
Director:Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Writer:Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Paolo Taviani

Description: This French-Italian romantic drama is faithfully based on an early 19th century Goethe novel about the destruction of a married couple. They are Charlotte and Edouard, an aristocratic couple who married late in life and happily lives in a lovely Tuscan villa. Their peaceful, marital bliss is interrupted when Othon (Edourd's closest friend) and his goddaughter Ottilie, who was raised in a convent, arrive for an extended visit. The pregnant Charlotte immediately finds herself drawn to Othon while Edouard is attracted to the girl. As they act upon their impulses a tragedy ensues.~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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