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Thérèse Desqueyroux

Thérèse Desqueyroux


A woman trapped in a disappointing marriage tries to reclaim her freedom by any means

François Mauriac's reknowned novel translated in 28 languages

Directed by

Claude Miller (A Secret, Little Lili, Alias Betty)


Audrey Tautou (Coco Before Chanel, The Da Vinci Code, A Very Long Engagement, Amelie)
Gilles Lellouche (Sink or Swim, C'est la vie!, The Connection)
Anaïs Demoustier (Cesar 2009 - Most promising actress for Grown Ups)
Stanley Weber (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life)


Yves Marmion - Les Films du 24 for UGC

2012 / Original language: French / Color / 2.39 / Dolby SR SRD / available in hd & 4k

In the Landes region of France, near Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge land parcels and unite neighboring families. Thus, young Thérèse Larroque becomes Mrs. Desqueyroux. But her avant-garde ideas clash with local conventions. In order to break free from the fate imposed upon her and live a full life, she will resort to tragically extreme measures...


A film by
Claude Miller (A Secret, Little Lili, Alias Betty)

Based on
François Mauriac’s reknowned novel “Thérèse Desqueyroux” translated into 28 languages

Produced by
Yves Marmion – UGC

Production designer
Gérard de Battista
(A Secret – Cesar award nomination)

Chief editor
Véronique Lange
(A Secret – Cesar award nomination, Taxi – Cesar award winner, Trouble at Timpelhill)

Costume designer
Jacqueline Bouchard
(I’ve Loved You So Long, A Secret – Cesar nomination


Cannes Film Festival (2012)
In Official Selection

All films in official selection in Cannes

Toronto Film Festival (2012)
Special Presentation


"would deserve a place of honour in the Cannes Classics section"
"Mature audiences will respond enthusiastically and most festivals will pick it as a surefire prestige entry"

"Tautou is suitably intense"
Hollywood Reporter

“A beautiful film, rigorous and cruel”
“Gilles Lellouche is perfect with his thick chummery, into which he sculpts little details that end up making his character passionately compelling.”
Le Monde

“Audrey Tautou, usually assigned comic characters, is exceptionally solid.”
“Miller leaves us a beautiful film that communicates all the torment and disarray of the human condition.”
Le Nouvel Observateur

“A film of serious beauty, without a doubt the most beautiful and masterful of Miller's career, carried by magnificent actors.”
“Plunged into superb landscapes, we get all the spice of François Mauriac’s novel, subtly interpreted by Natalie Carter.”

“A beautiful adaptation of François Mauriac’s novel, Thérèse Desqueyroux remains a film of classic yet delightful formal beauty, with the fragile, intimate gravity inherent to Claude Miller’s films."

"Audrey Tautou knows how to bring out the subtle ambiguities of a character much like Madame Bovary"
Studio Cinelive

"A pearl"
"Beautifully shot by Gérard de Batista, Audrey Tautou is incredible and Gilles Lellouche totally surprising."


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  The novel.pdf