Time Regained Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Time Regained the Movie

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Based on Marcel Proust's final volume of "Remembrance of Things Past," this ambitious adaptation is a sweeping and sometimes surreal saga of an elderly man's life and memories. Concentrating on turn of the century Paris, period piece time travels around the world inhabited by Marcel (Mazzarella), based on the author himself, who mingles with the wealthy and beautiful. Legendary French beauties litter the screen in supporting roles, including Deneuve, as Odette, who used her looks to get ahead and Beart, as Gilberte, her stepdaughter trapped in an unhappy marriage. Greggory is Saint-Loup, Gilberte's philandering, bisexual husband who cheats on her with Zylberstein and Perez, while Malkovich does a turn as his even more depraved uncle. Worthy performance from Proust look-alike Mazzarella. In French with subtitles.

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Kino International, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503, New York, NY 10018, Phone: (212)629-6880, Toll-free: 800-562-3330, Fax: (212)714-0871, Email: contact@kino.com, URL: http://www.kino.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 165 minutes.
Originally from French, Italian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Adultery, Stepparents, Writers
Screenplay
Raul Ruiz, Gilles Taurand
Cast
Marcello Mazzarello, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Beart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich, Pascal Greggory, Marie-France Pisier, Chiara Mastroianni, Arielle Dombasle, Edith Scob, Elsa Zylberstein, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Melvil Poupaud, Mathilde Seigner, Jacques Pieller, Laurence Fevrier, Jean-Francois Balmer, Jerome Prieur
Cinematography
Ricardo Aronovich
Director
Raul Ruiz
Music
Jorge Arriagada
Other
Patrice Chereau

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