Sunday, October 3, 2021

SEE THE TRAILER AND POSTER FOR NEW PERIOD SET MOVIE ADAPTATION OF HONORE DE BALZAC'S EUGENIE GRANDET!

 EUGENIE GRANDET MOVIE 
BASED ON BALZAC'S NOVEL
And that will be second of his novels to be adapted into a movie this Autumn beside Lost Illusions! EUGENIE GRANDET has been released this
The movie is out this week over in France
week over in France helmed and adapted by Marc Dugain! Felix Grandet (Olivier Gourmet) reigns supreme in his modest house in Saumur where his wife and daughter Eugenie (Josephine Japy) lead a distraction free existence. Extremely avaricious, he does not take a favorable view of the beautiful parties who rush to ask for his daughter's hand. Nothing should damage the colossal fortune he hides from everyone. The sudden arrival of Grandet's nephew (Cesar Domboy), an orphaned and ruined Parisian dandy, turns the young girl's life upside down.
Josephine Japy and Outlander's Cesar Domboy in the film
Sadly, the first reviews are not favourable, citing the flatness in acting and script and no chemistry between the stars which is rather obvious in the trailer itself. 

8 comments:

  1. Not exactly my cup of tea..but I am sure many others would be interested in it.

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    1. French period set films are sometimes dreary as hell with dull actors and costumes and overly long time, but sometimes they can be nice too. I do much prefer Eiffel and Delicieux this year to this one.

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  2. Honestly, I agree with the reviews. There was nothing in the trailer that screamed "watch me". Like you, I'll stick to the other more interesting French pieces coming out this year.

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    1. I've noticed that the French will often cast the most dull actresses as leads in their shows and that has started happening with British shows as well. Like, in the old times, you had to have some kind of charisma, now they just pick them bland and lifeless.

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  3. Hmm, looks like my comment disappeared again!

    It looks OK, but nothing too fabulous. Even the costumes look blah.

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    1. Yes, that period was fugly costumewise! And I don't recall watching a French period set film with good costumes, their designers always make the dullest ones.

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    2. Isn’t that odd seeing how the French are known for their fashion?

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    3. I'm watching their Voice currently and none of them knows how to dress properly, sadly, but then again I hate the revival of 80s in fashion with all my heart.

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