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      Released Aug 23, 2013 1h 50m Drama List
      52% Tomatometer 60 Reviews 38% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In 1920s France, an unhappily married woman (Audrey Tautou) makes an unwise decision when she tries to break free from her boring husband (Gilles Lellouche) and stifled existence. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Larushka Ivan-Zadeh Truffaut protégé Claude Miller sadly died shortly after filming but his directorial reputation will rest safer on earlier films such as La Petite Voleuse. Rated: 2/5 Sep 5, 2017 Full Review Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer A remarkably pretty, if equally dour, portrait of the bored, oppressive life led by the provincial bourgeoisie. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 6, 2013 Full Review Walter V. Addiego San Francisco Chronicle While there's a certain staid feeling to the production, it does deliver a solid working-over to the era's gentry. Rated: 3/4 Aug 29, 2013 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site Thérèse Desqueyroux, with its more classical mis-en-scène, is a visually appealing film with an adept cast. Aug 13, 2020 Full Review Stefan Pape CineVue Despite being a rigidly formulaic period drama, its French sensibilities and whimsical edge are apparent, ensuring a film that will no doubt intrigue and compel its target audience. Rated: 3/5 Feb 26, 2019 Full Review Jason Solomons The Mail on Sunday (UK) Audrey Tautou's gamine charms fail to lift Therese Desqueyroux, a handsome but dreary adaptation of Francois Mauriac's stifling novel of Catholic guilt. Rated: 2/5 Oct 31, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Liam D An Underrated little French Gem with a great performance from Audrey Tautou (Coco Before Chanel, Priceless) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/14/22 Full Review Audience Member I just don't get that hatred. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Serge L Based on a french novel itself inspired by a true story. This is some sort of study of psychopathy. It can be in an apparently nice person. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/19 Full Review Audience Member A unsentimental view of a woman's life, either good nor evil. A "sifting agent" of the people and events around her. Beautifully filmed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a surprisingly unexpected and nuanced study of a woman. I had guessed the arch of the story wrong several times as it clearly does not follow the usual conventional film script. Instead of the sharp delineation of good vs. evil, crime vs. punishment, this is about cruelty and charity in unlikely places. In the end, it is still an optimistic view of human condition: we all have capacity to learn, learn to forgive and move on. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Immensely engaging but palpably slow saga about a person's unraveling journey through an empty marriage. Audrey Tautou carries this story along through amazing acting. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1920s France, an unhappily married woman (Audrey Tautou) makes an unwise decision when she tries to break free from her boring husband (Gilles Lellouche) and stifled existence.
      Claude Miller
      Yves Marmion
      Claude Miller, Natalie Carter
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 23, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 22, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 50m
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