75% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Drama, Romance
Music director Fabio Vacchi
Director Patrice Chereau
Initial DVD release December 19, 2006
|Release date September 28, 2005 (2005-09-28)|
Based on The Return by Joseph Conrad
Writer Patrice Chereau, Anne-Louise Trividic, Joseph Conrad (novel)
Cast Isabelle Huppert (Gabrielle Hervey), Pascal Greggory (Jean Hervey), Claudia Coli (Yvonne), Thierry Hancisse (le rédacteur en chef), Chantal Neuwirth (Madeleine), Thierry Fortineau (un invité)
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Gabrielle trailer 2005
Gabrielle is a 2005 French film directed by Patrice Chéreau. It is a screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad's short story The Return.
Jean and Gabrielle live a comfortable yet regimented life in a well-appointed Paris mansion, assisted by a retinue of devoted servants. Yet their marriage is more of a contract than a relationship. Jean confides to the audience that he loves Gabrielle "as a collector loves his most prized object."
On their 10th anniversary, Jean comes home to find a note from Gabrielle in which she writes that within the hour she will have left to meet her lover.
Jean spends several minutes digesting the meaning of the note. Gabrielle returns shortly, though, and Jean and Gabrielle reflect on their marriage for the remainder of the film.
Gabrielle was placed at 89 on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s.
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