Marina Hands gives an extraordinary performance in the title role of this award-winning adaptation of DH Lawrence's scandalous and controversial classic of sexual awakening. Trapped in a passionless marriage to an invalid husband (Hippolyte Girardot) in whose country estate she is isolated, the aristocratic young Constance finds unlikely solace in the taciturn form of gamekeeper Parkin (Jean-Louis Culloc'h). Despite their diametrically opposed backgrounds and initial disinterest, Parkin slowly unlocks in Constance a profound and previously undiscovered desire, whilst she coaxes him back from his self-imposed solitude.
Lawrence in french
- Lady Chatterley review by Jackgold
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You rated this film: 5
I must first confess I have never read the book, his short stories were enough, and I am unsure that the endings concur. However I did enjoy this and was surprised to see it had average rating. How do you set 'dark satanic mills' in France. Well you don't the film is set in England just in french. The acting,and casting, I thought superb and the cinemaphotography matched the quality required. Lawrence's feelings toward 'the upper and lower class' and woman shine through. If you enjoyed Joely/Bean version you will certainly enjoy this for I give it a slight edge.
The Best Screen Lawrence?
- Lady Chatterley review by Steve Mason
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You rated this film: 4
Long, leisurely, bucolic tale from a Lawrence short story (not the novel), with a standout performance by Marina Hinds. The photography is a joy, but this is not mere heritage cinema. The film is heavy with brilliantly evoked detail of the environment, the human heart, and the emancipation of the Edwardian lady.