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Confession of a Child of the Century (2015)

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The Napoleonic Wars are over. Octave is young and beautiful and loves his mistress Elise - until he witnesses her being unfaithful. Despair leads to decadence. Influenced by his friend, Octave becomes the perfect libertine, although this new life fails to satisfy his thirst for the absolute. The death of his father takes Octave to the countryside where he meets Brigitte, a young widow who spends most of her days caring for the needy and the poor. He has found a new love. At first, Brigitte tries to resist, unwilling to relive the tortures of passion. Eventually she gives in. They are in love, but Octave is quickly overcome by suspicion. Will Brigitte remain true to him? Doesn’t every woman betray her lover sooner or later? Isn’t Desgenais right when he claims that love doesn’t exist? In a world where no one any longer believes in anything, can Octave find in his love for Brigitte the strength to believe in the future?


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 27th, 2015 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Ad Vitam, Les Films du Veyrier, Integral Productions, Warp Films, Cinema Herodiade, Touscoprod
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom


Lily Cole    Elise
August Diehl    Desgenais
Volker Bruch    Smith
Guillaume Gallienne    Mercanson
Karole Rocher    Marco
Rhian Rees    Madame Levasseur
Josephine De La Baume    Desgenais's Mistress

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Sylvie Verheyde
Story-Based on the Novel by    Alfred de Musset
Producer    Bruno Berthemy
Production Designer    Thomas Grezaud
Editor    Christel Dewynter
Director of Photography    Nicolas Gaurin
Costume Designer    Esther Walz
Sound Mixer    Dimitri Haulet
Sound Mixer    Raphael Sogier

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