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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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(1943, Claude Autant-Lara) Christmas 1887, and in a household ruled by a battle-axe countess, her romantic granddaughter, Odette Joyeux’s Douce, yearns for the family’s estate manager, who’s already involved with governess Madeleine Robinson. Amid lavish period settings, a comedy of manners 90% of the way, and then... Approx. 104 min. 35mm.



“What makes Douce such an insidiously affecting movie is the velvety delicacy with which its dark vision is expressed.  This marked the first collaboration of the writers Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, soon to become the exemplars of the pre-New Wave.”
– Rediscovering French Film

“Like a Fabergé egg with a lethal surprise hidden beneath its opulent surface.”
– Stephen Harvey