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Thérèse Raquin (1953)

Original Title : Thérèse Raquin
Director : Marcel Carné
Writer : Émile Zola
Marcel Carné
Charles Spaak
Charles Spaak
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Raymond Hakim , Robert Hakim
Music : Maurice Thiriet
Photography : Roger Hubert
Distributor : Lux Film
IMDB ID : 0046429
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Thérèse Raquin (1953) - Marcel Carné
 

Starring

Simone Signoret Thérèse Raquin
Raf Vallone Laurent
Jacques Duby Camille Raquin
Maria-Pia Casilio Georgette, la bonne (as Maria Pia Casilio
Marcel André Michaud
Martial Rèbe Grivet (as Martial Rebe
Paul Frankeur Le contrôleur
Alain Terrane Un camioneur
Bernard Véron Le postier
Jean Sylvère Françoise, la bossue
Lucien Hubert Le chef de gare de Dijon
Jacques Hilling Madame Noblet, une cliente (as Madeleine Barbulé
Danielle Dumont Le médecin
Roland Lesaffre Riton, le matelot maître-chanteur
Sylvie Madame Raquin
Jean-Jacques Lécot (uncredited
Claude Naudès (uncredited
Chantal Retz (uncredited
 

Plot

Therese has a boring life. She married Camille, her cousin, a sickly haberdasher, fully dominated by his mother (who lives with them). She dreams about passion. One day comes a truckdriver, Laurent... and of course they fall in love. But they will be pursued by fate.
 

Comments

Pallid Stuff, 22 August 2004 Author: bensonj from New York, NY Despite the considerable talent involved, this tale of passion and murder is pallid stuff. It's filled with bald plot-twists, ending with the ultimate of deux ex machinas, a huge truck careening down a small street for no reason except to kill off a major character, thus creating the pat ironic ending. Every plot twist is unconvincing, from the idea that Vallone and Duby would hit it off in any context, or that the couple would plan to leave a day or so after they told her husband about their affair rather than immediately, to the mother conveniently having a totally paralysing stroke at just the right moment. I guess one can blame Zola for some of this, but this updated version adds nothing.
 
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