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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

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

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 feast for Bronte fans!
21 February 2006 | by york74See all my reviews

A feast of perfect acting (the three actresses earn applause), inspired direction and splendid photography (which evokes the outside and the inner landscapes of the sister writers), but strictly reserved to Bronte admirers. The screenplay, built upon continuous references to the Bronte artistic work, can create a sense of icy estrangement, but who is familiar with the writings and the life of the Bronte sisters (maybe through the cult Charlotte bio by Elizabeth Gaskell) will be enchanted. It is a pity this movie remains mainly unseen. The only chance to obtain it at the moment is to get the Spanish DVD which also features the French version.


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