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Time Out says

An adaptation of Jean Rhys' semi-autobiographical novel (for another angle on the affair, see Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier), in which a victim of circumstances, stranded in the Paris of the '20s when her con-man husband is jailed, becomes subject to the predatory help of a hedonistic upper class English couple. Maggie Smith and Alan Bates successfully personify the cold spirit that Rhys held to be pre-war England, but Adjani manages merely to reduce Marya's fatalism to spinelessness. The direction, intimate yet retaining a sense of distance, is true both to Rhys and to Ivory.
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Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:James Ivory
  • Screenwriter:Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Cast:
    • Isabelle Adjani
    • Anthony Higgins
    • Maggie Smith
    • Alan Bates
    • Pierre Clémenti
    • Daniel Mesguich
    • Suzanne Flon
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