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La Dame aux Camelias (1981) Mauro Bolognini; Isabelle Huppert
La Dame aux Camelias (1981) Mauro Bolognini; Isabelle Huppert


 
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This is a region-free DVD+R without case or artwork.

In French with English subtitles. This is the extended 180-minute version of the film on two DVD's.

Directed by Mauro Bolognini. At a stage performance of Alexandre Dumas fils' celebrated novel Camille, an old man reflects on the events which provided the inspiration for the story. He is Plessis, the father of Alphonsine, a celebrated courtesan who died five years ago from tuberculosis. A country girl, Alphonsine was sold by her father to a neighbor before she escaped to Paris to make a living as a seamstress and prostitute. The wealthy Count Stackelberg adopts her after the death of his own daughter, and then she marries the Count Perregaux. When she separates from her husband, Alphonsine returns to Paris and resumes her career as a prostitute, in spite of her declining health.

This sumptuous period drama from acclaimed Italian director Mauro Bolognini recounts the life of Alphonsine Plessis, the famous Parisian prostitute who was the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas' novel Camille and Guiseppi Verdi's opera La Traviata. Isabelle Huppert plays the leading role with delicacy and sensitivity, portraying Alphonsine as a vulnerable waif-like character who is constantly tormented by her ill health and her voracious sexual appetite.

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5 of 5 Dumas & Huppert September 13, 2017
Reviewer: James P from Rego Park, NY United States  
Splendid! I love this movie so much and it's everything I remembered from thirty-five years ago. Camille may have Garbo but I'm more to prone to rewatching this version. Beautiful score by Morricone and likewise, a beautiful print.

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5 of 5 La Dame aux Camelias April 10, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Armadale, Victoria Australia  
Just can't praise this one highly enough. All the characters are fully and sympathetically explored over the three hours. Visually, it's superb. Most of all, you are likely to appreciate Bolognini's mature, compassionate angle of vision. Thanks MovieDetective for making this and the other Bologninis available. The quality of the dvd is excellent.

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