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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 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 »

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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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Friendship like the Holly-tree
8 April 2002 | by Roberto LorenzSee all my reviews

This is the one single wonderful biography about the Brontës!

You feel, it's French: cold, realistic and authentic... Ok, and it seems to be a little boring at the beginning; and there is no one single highlight turing the whole film. But isn't it a magnum opus? I think, exactly this kind of silence gives the film its power. Listen to the words! There is almost no dialogue without a hidden allusion to poems by the Brontë-sisters.

And Isabelle Hupperts' sensitive performance is definitely outstanding.


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