"The most frankly sensual movie in memory," (Los Angeles Times) Pascale Ferran's intelligent, deeply moving, and exquisitely photographed Lady Chatterley brings D.H. Lawrence's most celebrated and notorious literary work to the screen in a way that "feels bracingly fresh, vital and modern" (New York Times).
Robbed of intimacy by her blueblood husband's war injuries, Constance Chatterley (Marina Hands The Barbarian Invasions, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) longs for the emotional fulfillment and physical passion that her marriage lacks. When she espies the gamekeeper Parkin (Jean-Louis Coullo'ch) unselfconsciously bathing, stripped to the waist amidst the beauty of nature, she experiences a sexual awakening unlike anything she has ever dared to desire. Though separated by the boundaries of social convention, rough-hewn Parkin and high-bred Lady Chatterley unite in a love that is simultaneously innocent and erotic, a spiritual connection that transcends personal inhibitions and class prejudices.
FRANCE / 2006 / 161 min. / Color / Original Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
In French with optional English subtitles
A film by PASCALE FERRAN
Starring Marina Hands Jean-Louis Coulloc'h
Hippolyte Girardot, Helene Alexandridis and Helene Fillieres
Production Design FRANCOIS-RENAUD LABARTHE
Costume Design MARIE-CLAUDE ALTOT
Editing MATHILDE MUYARD and YANN DEDET
Cinematography JULIEN HIRSCH
Original Music BEATRICE THIRIET
Written by PASCALE FERRAN and ROGER BOHBOT
From the novel "John Thomas and Lady Jane"
Copyright 2006 MK2 S.A.
Copyright Maia Films - ARTE France Saga Films
Titre et Structure Production Les films du lendermain
"Every frame of the film seems alive ...with a sensuality that is both wild and intelligent..."
- A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
SPELLBINDING... As timely as it is thrilling to watch." -Â Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
Winner Five Cesars
Best Actress (Narrative Feature) Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection Independent Spirit Awards