One night, a friend of her mother's, Mrs. Silva, the wife of the Director of the Gulbenkian Foundation, introduces her to a widely-reputed doctor, Jacques de Cleves. He had fallen in love with the young girl when he saw her choosing a necklace in the company of her mother, in a famous jewellery store in the Place de la Vonarne. The young girl agrees to marry him, although she feels no passion.
This passion will be aimed at a young and fashionable singer, Pedro Abrunhosa. Realizing that this love is emerging, Mme. de Chartres, a short time before she dies, warns her daughter to be prudent.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
Written by: Manoel de Oliveira
Produced by: Paulo Branco
Cinematography: Emmanuel Machuel
Editing: Valerie Loiseleux
Production Design: Ana Vaz da Silva
Costume Design: Judy Shrewsbury
Main Cast: Chiara Mastroianni (Mme de Cleves), Pedro Abrunhosa (Pedro Abrunhosa), Antoine Chappey (M de Cleves), Leonor Silveira (La religieuse)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 1999