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The Letter (1999 film)

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Director  Manoel de Oliveira
Initial DVD release  August 19, 2005 (Mexico)
Country  France Portugal
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  French Portuguese
The Letter (1999 film) movie poster
Release date  21 May 1999 (1999-05-21) (Cannes) 22 September 1999 (1999-09-22) (France)
Writer  Manoel de Oliveira (scenario and dialogue), Madame de La Fayette (inspired by the book "La Princesse de Cleves"), Jacques Parsi (translation: French)
Initial release  September 22, 1999 (France)
Screenplay  Manoel de Oliveira, Jacques Parsi
Cast  Chiara Mastroianni (Mme de Clèves), Pedro Abrunhosa (Pedro Abrunhosa), Antoine Chappey (M. de Clèves)
Similar movies  Chiara Mastroianni movies, Directed by Manoel de Oliveira, Dramas

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 loosely 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.

Cast

  • Chiara Mastroianni as Mme de Clèves
  • Pedro Abrunhosa as Pedro Abrunhosa
  • Antoine Chappey as M. de Clèves
  • Leonor Silveira as La religieuse
  • Françoise Fabian as Mme de Chartres
  • Maria João Pires as Maria João Pires
  • Anny Romand as Mme de Silva
  • Luís Miguel Cintra as M. Da Silva
  • Stanislas Merhar as François de Guise
  • Claude Lévèque as Le médecin de Mme de Chartres
  • Ricardo Trêpa as Intrus
  • Alain Guillo as Le directeur de Jouillerie
  • Jean-Loup Wolff as Le médecin de l'hôpital
  • Alexandre Nanaia
  • Marcel Terroux as Le Jardinier
  • References

    The Letter (1999 film) Wikipedia
    The Letter (1999 film) IMDb The Letter (1999 film) themoviedb.org


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