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The Brontë Sisters (1979)

Les soeurs Brontë (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 9 May 1979 (France)
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In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

Director:

André Téchiné

Writers:

Pascal Bonitzer (scenario and dialogue), André Téchiné (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Adjani ... Emily Brontë
Marie-France Pisier ... Charlotte Brontë
Isabelle Huppert ... Anne Brontë
Pascal Greggory ... Branwell Brontë
Patrick Magee ... Reverend Brontë
Hélène Surgère ... Madame Robinson
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Mr. Nicholls
Alice Sapritch ... La tante Elizabeth Brontë
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Monsieur Hager
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ... Monsieur Robinson
Julian Curry Julian Curry ... Mr. Smith
Renee Goddard Renee Goddard ... Tabby, la gouverante
Jean Sorel ... Leyland
Katherine Apanovitch Katherine Apanovitch
Pierre Baillot Pierre Baillot
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In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.

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Biography | Drama

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Original cut runs 180 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Emily Brontë: I spit on love and all its vanity.
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Alternate Versions

Simultaneously shot in two versions (French language and English language) with the same cast. See more »

Connections

Version of The Brontës of Haworth (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Ouverture de Tancrède (Tancredi)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of Saint-Martin in the Fields)
Conducted by Neville Marriner
disque Philips
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A film to remember!
1 November 1999 | by MEG-40See all my reviews

Although I saw this film in 1979/1980 it was one of the most memorable movies of my movie viewing days. The photography was excellent and is to my mind one of the best alongside 2 or 3 other films that have appealed to my artistic senses. At the time I thought 'trust the French to make a movie about the English that is so beautifully executed'. This may sound very "highbrow" but not really. If you are into foreign language films well acted and visually appealing this is a film for you. I have been searching ever since for a chance to view it again. Top Marks 10/10


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 May 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Las hermanas Brontë See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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