#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Halifax, 1863. A young woman, Miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, with whom she is madly in love. Actually, she is Adèle Hugo, the second daughter of the great French literary figure and statesman. The Lt Pinson does not answer to her love and makes her understand it is hopeless. But as her obsession grows she keeps chasing and harassing him. This film about passionate yet obsessive love and self-destruction is based upon the real diary of Adèle Hugo.
Plot: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. Albert continues to reject her, but she remains obsessive in her quest to win him over.
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A story of obsessive love
Isabelle Adjani plays the title role, that of Adele Hugo, daughter of the great French writer, a woman obsessively in love with an English army lieutenant who doesn’t want her. The scene is Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the time of the American Civil War. She has followed Lt. Pinson (Bruce Robinson) from her home in exile on the island of Guernsey to be with him even though he has rejected her. Adjani’s sensuous beauty and her intense and passionate nature command the screen and we are drawn to identify with her as she spirals toward madness as her abject pleas of love are unrequited. We watch as she debases herself in every way possible in a desperate attempt to gain Pinson’s love, even to the point of giving him to other women. She is psychologically pleased with this because she thinks it shows that her love for him transcends sexuality. Of course the nature of obsessive love is always entirely selfish. If you really love someone who doesn’t want you, you have to let them go. But of course she cannot.
Francois Truffaut directed and did a fine job of getting the most out of his young star. The maddening nature of obsession is well depicted and the story is focused and unfolds at a deliberate pace. Noteworthy is the setting itself, a cold and remote clime so that Adele is in isolation from her home, family and friends with little to do or think about every day except her obsession. It is easy to see how something like this can lead to complete madness.
Memorable is a little story within the larger tale, that of the fraudulent hypnotist whom Adele thinks might be able to turn Pinson’s indifference into love.
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A study on love obsessions based on a real figure
“The Story of Adele H.” is an account based on the life of Adele Hugo, daughter of the great writer Victor Hugo, who led a tormented and difficult life in Halifax, New Scotia where she tracked down the man of her life, a military (Bruce Robinson) who after this desperate act of the woman decided to dump her away. Will she get over this guy? No, and the film shows us an obsessive woman (stalker if you prefer) that seems to love this guy with a power and ferocity that she’ll do anything to be close to him.
Putting together the word disappointing along with the name of the talented director François Truffaut is almost a sinful act, and I’ll try to go in another direction, but considering the mind behind the movie one can almost say that. Compared to another of his works “The Story of Adele H.” seems a minor work in terms of story. Truffaut’s idea was amazing, he used some of the diaries of the real Adele and added something more to the story, but almost the whole film keeps on the same path and that is the obsession of a woman for a handsome womanizer as later we find out. There are some boring parts, other less interesting parts, but nothing so compromising.
To female (and a few males I think) viewers Adele’s story might be awful or something that makes of a beautiful woman a mere object considering the way she’s treated by this guy and all of her attempts to make him fall for her, she throws herself into so many downer and sad levels, almost to insanity that I believe many people won’t care about it. Of course you can say that she acts in that way because of the period this story is set (19th century), and nowadays women simply doesn’t act that way no more, self-respect among them is beyond trying to reach attention of men. She’s even more complicated (but not so dramatically complex) than Catherine of “Jules & Jim”, a brilliant work from Mr. Truffaut of whom I absolutely love all of his films.
Isabelle Adjani’s performance as Adele is great, she makes the whole film interesting, she has a powerful presence on screen, guarantying a Academy Award nomination of Best Actress (losing the award to Louise Flecther in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”); Bruce Robinson who plays Adele’s love is a good actor and as the woman says to her in some moments before he walks away from her: “You’re beautiful”. She’s right about that, he’s really all that!
If the plot wasn’t too much focused on the obsession and Adele’s stalking this guy, I would have enjoyed more. But even a minor film from Truffaut is a giant film among plenty other films. 7/10
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director François Truffaut
Writer François Truffaut, Jean Gruault, Suzanne Schiffman
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 6 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm