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The Beautiful Person

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Original title
La belle personne
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Christophe Honoré, Gilles Taurand (Novel: Madame La Fayette)
Music
Alex Beaupain
Cinematography
Laurent Brunet
Cast
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Producer
Scarlett Production / Arte France
Genre
Romance. Drama | Teen/coming-of-age. Schools & University
Synopsis / Plot
A contemporary adaptation of The Princess of Clèves. Christophe Honoré, director of Ma mère (2004), Dans Paris (2006) and Les Chansons d’amour (2007) transposes the action from the court of Henry II to examine amorous pursuit in modern day Paris. Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the boys want to date Junie, and she chooses the quietest among them, Otto Clèves. But soon after, she encounters the great love of her life, Nemours, her Italian teacher. The passion that burns between them is, however, doomed. Junie refuses to give in to her feelings and persists in denying herself happiness, which in her eyes is merely illusory.
Awards
2008: César awards: 3 Nominations
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