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MONSIEUR AND MADAME ADELMAN (MONSIEUR ET MADAME ADELMAN)

Review

Director:

Nicolas Bedos

Genre:

Drama

Country:

 France/Belgium

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

French

Runtime:

120 Minutes

Description:

Victor is a budding author, who is trying to be the next Albert Camus. He seems to be going nowhere fast before he crosses paths with Sarah, a brilliant Ph.D. student who falls head-over-heels for him and, after a complicated courtship, finally seals the deal.

Their true calling revolves around Victor's writing, which Sarah assists in— especially after she allows him to use her Jewish last name to sign his first novel, about a family of Holocaust survivors. Quickly deemed the French Philip Roth and handed the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Victor becomes a literary superstar, while Sarah lingers sadly in the shadows. Over the four decades of their marriage we witness the highs and lows, passions and betrayals of their love-hate relationship.

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