#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During France’s belle époque before World War I, elegant cars, mansions, and servants defined the lives of les grandes horizontals, the courtesans of kings and millionaires. One of the most successful, Lea de Lonval, is approaching a certain age when an older associate, Charlotte Peloux, asks Lea to take on her 19 year old son, whom Lea has called Chéri since he was a child. They become lovers and, to their surprise, the relationship lasts six years. When it ends abruptly with a marriage his mother arranges to the daughter of another courtesan, Lea finds herself miserable. Has she fallen in love? If so, do she — and Chéri – have any choices?
Plot: A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the First World War erupted.
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|6.2/10 Votes: 10,710|
|6 Votes: 135 Popularity: 7.941|
An atmospheric love story in pre first world war France
My feelings about this film swung between two competing schools of thought as I watched it.
One – do I feel any attachment and engagement in this story of Belle Epoque Paris where an extremely wealthy courtesan falls in love with the son of an extremely wealthy courtesan, a young man with apparently few redeeming features to his character ?
Two – This is a very well made and acted film – Michelle Pfeiffer is excellent, drawing me into the feelings of her character as the film progressed and Rupert Friend makes much of a role that I’m sure other young actors would have found too complex
In the end I settled closer to thought number two – this is a film with much to say about love and who we fall in love with.
I was fortunate to attend a screening of this film at which both the writer – Christopher Hampton & director Stephen Frears were present and enjoyed listening to them talk about the film, it’s development and their hopes for it. Two very engaging characters who proved to be happy to answer all kinds of questions that we the Nottingham audience could throw at them
Why is this movie so badly rated?
Why is this movie rated as 6.2 out of 10? Are people blind? Crowds of movie goers flock to Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, and stuff like Cheri are completely overlooked. This is a delicious flick, with a great unusual and touching romantic story, gorgeous early 20th century atmosphere and brilliant interpretations from gorgeous Michele Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates. The story flows slow and stylishly like the surroundings of Belle Epoque and the final is so moving it makes a stone cry. Definitely the best movie I saw in 2009 together with Bright Star from Jane Campion. Please go see it and don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min), 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (USA), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (USA), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (Berlin International) (Germany)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Stephen Frears
Writer Christopher Hampton, Colette (novels)
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Frances Tomelty, Tom Burke, Rupert Friend
Country UK, France, Germany
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Pathé
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke Xtal Express, Technovision/Cooke and Kowa Prominar Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke Xtal Express, Technovision/Cooke and Kowa Prominar Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK, Deluxe Digital London (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,540 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250T 8553, Eterna 500T 8573, Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), J-D-C Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Kowa Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Technovision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)