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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Isabelle Huppert
Pascal Greggory
Directors
Patrice Chereau
Screenwriters
Patrice Chereau
Anne-Louise Trividic
Running Time
90 minutes

Gabrielle
French period drama based on a Conrad story.


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Gabrielle

Plot
A middle-aged French couple in turn of the century France suffer a complete marital breakdown. Based on the short story 'The Return' by Joseph Conrad.


Verdict
This looks and sounds superb. Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory are splendid. But the over-archingly smug sophistication of the enterprise robs it of some much-needed human interest.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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