Balzac: A Life of Passion Movie Review 1999

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Bio of French writer Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)--a larger-then-life figure played by the larger-than-life Depardieu. He has mom problems (she never loved him) and turns to women who encourage him as his writing consumes him. There are balls and duels and all sorts of high and low society life during the Napoleonic era to enjoy. French with subtitles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 210 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Writers, Biopics: Writers, Paris, Period Piece: 19th Century
Didier Decoin
Gerard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant, Virna Lisi, Katja Riemann, Claude Rich
Willy Stassen
Josee Dayan
Bruno Coulais

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