"He is a character whose destiny is a metaphor. Of a certain feminine condition and its alienation." ISABELLE HUPPERT
Inthe 19th century, the daughter of a Norman peasant, Emma Bovary was brought up in an elegant convent before marrying a health officer. Nourished by romantic readings, she aspires to romantic loves and a life of luxury that neither her husband nor the dull and pontificating bourgeoisie of the city bring her. She becomes the mistress of a local squire who abandons her, then of a notary's clerk, as well as the prey of an unscrupulous cloth merchant.
“Flaubert was leaning over my shoulder. He helped me a lot. His book was written for the cinema. Everything is there, the sounds, the gestures, the movements, I just had to follow them. […] Emma has been chasing me since I was thirteen. With her, I discovered love and passed my exams. Each time, whether at the baccalaureate or for the French literature certificate at the Sorbonne, I came across her and it brought me luck. Maybe it's my guardian angel. – Claude Chabrol
MADAME BOVARY by Claude Chabrol (1991 - Colors - 143 mins) New 4K restoration French version + Audio description
Blu-ray or DVD edition
.PRESENTATION OF THE FILM BY JOËL MAGNY (2 mins)
.COMMENTS BY CLAUDE CHABROL (36 mins) Claude Chabrol explains five scenes from the film.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING French version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 / Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0 Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • Colors • Film length: 143 mins
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING French version Dolby Digital 1.0 / Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0 Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 137 mins