Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. ... See full summary »

Director:

Sylvie Verheyde

Writers:

Alfred de Musset (novel), Sylvie Verheyde (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Brigitte
Pete Doherty ... Octave
August Diehl ... Desgenais
Lily Cole ... Elise
Volker Bruch ... Henri Smith
Guillaume Gallienne ... Mercanson
Karole Rocher ... Marco
Rhian Rees ... Madame Levasseur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joséphine de La Baume ... Desgenais's Mistress
Rebecca James Rebecca James ... Voice Over
Kristian Marr Kristian Marr ... Desgenais' friend
Effi Rabsilber ... Cantatrice
Julia Schmelzle Julia Schmelzle ... Maîtresse
Kathrin Anna Stahl Kathrin Anna Stahl ... Chanteuse
Diana Stewart ... Brigitte's aunt
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Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. Octave falls in love passionately, but will he have the courage to believe in it? Written by Production

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Charlotte Gainsbourg refused to do promotion for the film. See more »

Connections

Version of Le confessioni di un figlio del secolo (1921) See more »

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Birdcage
Performed by Pete Doherty
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Rich peoples problems
18 January 2021 | by faubelsterSee all my reviews

So difficult to feel empathy for the neurosis of the elite


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France | Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bekenntnis eines jungen Zeitgenossen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68, 27 September 2015

Gross USA:

$74

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,155
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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