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The Letter

1999 1h 48m Drama List
Reviews 46% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
A popular Portuguese singer (Pedro Abrunhosa) falls for a woman (Chiara Mastroianni) who is married to a middle-aged doctor (Antoine Chappey). Read More Read Less

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Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Oliveira exerts a masterly control over his pacing and compositions Jan 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This movies are based on classic novel. and this movies consist of the color of beauty movies. Excellent video of great rhetoric. Background description of the video is particularly impressive. plot The Letter (French: La Lettre, Portuguese: A Carta) is a 1999 French-Portuguese drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. It tells the story of a married woman who has feelings for another man, and who confesses her feelings to her friend, a cloistered nun. The film is based on the 17th century French novel The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette.[1] The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Can someone translate the song in the end of the movie for me? Great song. Thanks! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Manoel De Oliveira adapta en La Lettre (1999) la novela francesa ?La Princesse de Cleves?, escrita por Madame de Lafayette en el siglo XVII. Al personaje de Mademoiselle de Cleves le ha puesto el melancólico rostro de Chiara Mastroianni (hija de Marcello Mastroianni) y de Catherine Deneuve. De hecho, De Oliveira centra toda su atención en el rostro de Chiara, y logra que dentro de su tranquila y mesurada actuación su rostro adquiera una gama de matices, desde el de una sofisticada y refinada chica que se enamora a primera vista en una joyería, hasta el de una santa religiosa, que sacrifica su felicidad personal por sus principios morales. Ganadora del Premio del Jurado en Cannes 1999, La Lettre, es un drama femenino sumamente contenido, sobre una chica apasionada que tiene una tendencia a dejarse llevar impulsivamente por sus sentimientos, como con su matrimonio con un médico, Jaques De Cleves (Antoine Chappey). La Carta también es un estudio sobre las transformaciones que el amor puede tener, y en el caso de la señora De Cleves, pasa de uno erótico a uno religioso, basado este último más en la caridad y la compasión, revelado en la confesión que derrama en esa carta, que desde su exilio en tierras africanas, le escribe a su amiga. Más en pantallanueve.blogspot.com Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A popular Portuguese singer (Pedro Abrunhosa) falls for a woman (Chiara Mastroianni) who is married to a middle-aged doctor (Antoine Chappey).
Director
Manoel de Oliveira
Producer
Paulo Branco
Screenwriter
Manoel de Oliveira
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, Wanda Films S.L.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Canadian French
Runtime
1h 48m