About

In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently returned from Africa, she married and part of the highest society. She flirts with him, and soon he's captivated. His behavior is possessive, insistent...

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Directed by

Jacques Rivette

Written by

Pascal Bonitzer (Writer)
Christine Laurent (Writer)
Jacques Rivette (Writer)
Honoré de Balzac (Novel)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

19th century duchess

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