1926: In the French region of Landes near Bordeaux marriages are arranged to merge property and unite neighbouring families. Thus young Thérèse Larroque becomes Madame Desqueyroux. However her avant-garde ideas soon clash with local conventions and her domineering husband and in order to break free from the fate imposed upon her she will resort to tragically extreme measures...
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. 1926: In the French region of Landes, near Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge property and unite neighbouring families. Thus, young Therese Larroque becomes Madame Desqueyroux. However, her avant-garde ideas soon clash with local conventions and her domineering husband, and in order to break free from the fate imposed upon her she will resort to tragically extreme measures. Actors Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche & Anaïs Demoustier Director Claude Miller Certificate 15 years and over Year 2012 Languages French Subtitles English Duration 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
Bourgeois family drama starring Audrey Tautou as the eponymous anti-heroine. Two of the richest families in the Bordeaux area are to be united with the marriage of Therese to nearby land owner Bernard (Gilles Lellouche). Initially Therese looks forward to the future they will share and is hopeful about raising a family with her new husband, but it isn't long before her happiness turns to restlessness when she learns of his casual anti-semitism and deeply ingrained chauvinism. Fed up with her limited bourgeois life, Therese longs to move to Paris where a more liberated and decadent lifestyle awaits in contrast to the intellectually stifling one she has at present. Taking drastic measures to ensure her escape, she attempts to poison her husband by increasing his medication, only to be caught and then forced to live in isolation on the estate to protect the family's name and reputation...