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Adlon (who later made the offbeat comedy "Sugarbaby") directed this longish but finely detailed and beautifully photographed biographical look at French writer Marcel (Remembrance of Things Past) Proust. Based on the memoirs of Proust's housekeeper, Celeste Albaret, an uneducated farmgirl, portraying the woman's devoted relationship ('til death did them part) with the middle-aged, homosexual author. It does so with wit, poignancy, and insight, but is not entirely successful in its attempt to render Proust's verbal literary style into a visual medium. In German with English subtitles.

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Available on Running time 107 minutes. Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Writers, Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Biopics: Writers
Screenplay
Percy Adlon
Cast
Eva Mattes, Jurgen Arndt, Norbert Wartha, Wolf Euba
Cinematography
Jurgen Martin
Director
Percy Adlon
Music
Cesar Franck

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