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La note bleue (1991)

the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life.

Director:

Andrzej Zulawski

Writer:

Andrzej Zulawski (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-France Pisier ... George Sand
Janusz Olejniczak ... Frédéric Chopin
Sophie Marceau ... Solange Sand
Féodor Atkine ... Eugène Delacroix
Aurélien Recoing ... Auguste Clésinger
Benoît Le Pecq Benoît Le Pecq ... Maurice Sand (as Benoît Lepecq)
Roman Wilhelmi ... Adalbert Grzymala
Grazyna Dylong Grazyna Dylong ... Laure Czosnowska
Pavel Slabý Pavel Slabý ... Jean (as Pavel Salby)
Gilles Détroit Gilles Détroit ... Fernand de Préaulx
Redjep Mitrovitsa Redjep Mitrovitsa ... Alexandre Dumas fils
Beatrice Buchholz Beatrice Buchholz ... Augustine Brault
Serge Ridoux Serge Ridoux ... Louis Viardot
Serge Renko Serge Renko ... Ivan Tourgueniev
Théophile Sowié Théophile Sowié ... Carambé (as Moussa Théophile Sowie)
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the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | Polish

Release Date:

5 June 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nota Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Version of The Children of the Century (1999) See more »

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Don Giovanni
de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(as Mozart)
Noëmi Nadelmann a également interprete des fragments d'aria de
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'La Note Bleue' is Polish film director Andrzej Zulawski's excellent film about Chopin.
30 September 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

'La Note Bleue' is a sublime film about the last days of acclaimed Polish composer Frédéric Chopin's life. It was a time when most artists belonging to who's who of European intellectual tradition rubbed shoulders with each other in order to have a nice time. Apart from George Sand, one can see him surrounded by writers as varied as Ivan Turgenev and Alexandre Dumas Fils. Director Andrzej Zulawski has directed a film which is bound to please music lovers as much as lovers of cinema. He has cared a lot for authenticity by choosing to cast the real classical pianist Janusz Olejniczak as Chopin. In many ways, he has been able to select the ideal subject for his film as like Chopin, it can be surmised that he too must have had experienced the same sensations of being a talented Pole in an alien land (France).What is really striking is about this film is the manner in which actors get into the depth of their roles. Whether it is late French actress Marie France Pisier as George Sand or Zulawski's former wife actress Sophie Marceau as Solange Sand, emotional depth of acting performances is absolutely palpable. There is a lot of listen and see in this film as mellifluous classical music runs throughout and there are plenty of dramatic scenes too. This is one of the few practical reasons for audiences interested in cinema as well as music to watch 'La Note Bleue'- an honest film made by Andrzej Zulawski who once stated that to please the majority is the requirement of the planet cinema. He went on to add that as far as he is concerned, he doesn't make a concession to viewers, these victims of life, who think that a film is made only for their enjoyment, and who know nothing about their own existence.


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