The Children of the Century

A look at part of the life of the famous French writer, George Sand. She was a woman who thought she would have greater credibility if her readers thought she was a man, hence the nom-de-plume. She took it further, preferring to wear men's clothes as well. We pick up the story as she leaves her husband and hooks up with a younger man, who is far more interested in visiting brothels and using opium when he can. They take a trip to Italy, which provides the crucial turing point in their relationship.
French with English subtitles. We regret the lack of foreign ratings.

135 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language) .
Drama, Romance, Sex, On the Art Circuit
Ah, the charms of a rich, older woman...
Ah, the charms of a rich, older woman...


Juliette Binoche, Benoit Magimel, Stefano Dionisi, Robin Renucci
Diane Kurys
ScreenplayMurray Head, Diane Kurys, François-Olivier Rousseau
MusicLuis Enríquez Bacalov
CinematographyVilko Filac
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1999
Produced byAlexandre Films, FR 2, Le Studio Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Owen Williams
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
The Star
Geraldine Fröhling
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson

What the People say

24 Netizens

Average .. 59%


Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Even though the actors worked hard, I found the storyline -- such as it was -- tedious and repetitive: how many times must a lover prefer the brothels before a woman dumps him? And so I left... Others in the audience enjoyed it, so it is a matter of taste. It may appeal more to women.

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