La Fidélité

01/01/2000
  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2000
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  105 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
La Fidélité Film Poster

Synopsis

Maverick auteur Andrzej ?u?awski directs this flamboyant adaptation of classic French novel La princesse de Cleves, complete with dirt bike races, hot sex, and naked hockey players. Talented Canadian photographer Clelia (Sophie Marceau) lands a financially lucrative job in Paris at a rumor-mongering tabloid called La Vérité run by Rupert MacRoi (Michel Subor). Though she finds most of her coworkers to be disillusioned and perverse, she happens upon Cleve (Pascal Greggory), a bumbling middle-aged children’s book publisher. Cleve is days away from marrying MacRoi’s daughter to bolster his flagging publishing house. Nonetheless, Clelia and Cleve retire to his office to make love almost immediately upon meeting. Though MacRoi has already bought his company, Cleve breaks off his wedding plans and proposes to Clelia. Enter Nemo (Guillaume Canet), a sexy young photographer who promptly propositions her upon their first encounter. In spite of her ferocious sexual attraction to Nemo, Clelia marries Cleve and resolutely plans to keep to her wedding vows in the face of her suitor’s continued advances. —Andrzej-Zulawski.com