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The Story of Adele H.

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Original title
L'Histoire d'Adèle H. (The Story of Adele H.)aka
  • The Story of Adele H
Running time
96 min.
France France
François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Gruault
Maurice Jaubert
Néstor Almendros
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Les Films du Carrosse
Drama. Romance | Psychological Drama. Romantic Drama. Costume Drama. 19th Century. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
The Story of Adele H. is a haunting film based on a true story about desire, devotion... and madness. Oscar-nominated Isabelle Adjani stars in this lush portrait of a woman whose obsessive passion sets the stage for one of the most romantic films of the decade. Adele, daughter of French author and patriot Victor Hugo, is beautiful, composed and filled with the same brilliant writing talent as her famous father. However, Adele is driven not by literary aspirations but by love. Impelled by a need that will not be denied, she has run away from home to follow her handsome, womanizing lover across an ocean to wintry Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wild with desire, she'll risk everything to renew their brief affair. And if she can't win him back, there'll be a terrible price to pay.
1975: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Isabelle Adjani)
1975: César Awards: 3 nominations
1975: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Isabelle Adjani)
1975: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay & Best Actress (Adjani)
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