The Duchess of Langeais


2h 17m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820's Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign. Upon the handsome general Armand de Montriveau's first meeting with her, he realized it was true love. Flattered by his atte

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't Touch the Axe, Duchess of Langeais, Ne Touchez Pas La Hache, Non Toccate La Scure
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Period
Romance
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC)

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Synopsis

Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820's Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign. Upon the handsome general Armand de Montriveau's first meeting with her, he realized it was true love. Flattered by his attentions, the alluring Antoinette orchestrates a calculating game of seduction, but she repeatedly refuses Montriveau. Despite his sincere romantic declarations, Montriveau's passion remains unfulfilled. When the humiliated Montriveau eventually seeks his revenge, Antoinette's love finally awakens. But it may well be too late for the star-crossed lovers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't Touch the Axe, Duchess of Langeais, Ne Touchez Pas La Hache, Non Toccate La Scure
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Period
Romance
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC)

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 17m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Released in United States February 29, 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States November 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Winter February 22, 2008

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 8-18, 2007.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 4-17, 2007.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 3-14, 2008.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Masters) September 6-15, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Based on the novella "La Duchesse De Langeais" written by Honore De Balzac.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 3-14, 2008.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 8-18, 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Masters) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States February 29, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States Winter February 22, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 4-17, 2007.)

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-11, 2007.)