Synopsis by Daniel Gelb
This period drama, based on Alfred de Musset's 1836 autobiographical novel of the same name, tells the tale of Octave (Pete Doherty), a desperate young man who tries to get a hold on his life by leaving Paris for the countryside. Amid the bucolic surroundings, he falls for Brigitte (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a widow who is 10 years his elder. Directed and adapted for the screen by Sylvie Verheyde.
alienation, autobiography, countryside, depression, France, love, mistress, widow/widower