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Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13
143 min | Drama, Romance

In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner (Rodolphe Boulanger...See moreIn nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner (Rodolphe Boulanger) and a law student (Leon Dupuis), and runs up ruinous debts. This film version closely follows Flaubert's novel and includes most of the famous scenes, such as the wedding, the ball, the agricultural fair, the operation on the clubfoot, and the opera in Rouen. Written by English Showalter See less
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Writers
Gustave Flaubert (based on the novel by) | Claude Chabrol (adaptation and dialogue)
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Opening Wknd
$ 236,113
Gross (USA)
$ 1,942,423
Gross (World)
$ 1,942,423
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Release date
Dec 25, 1991 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Isabelle Huppert
Emma Bovary Emma Bovary   See fewer
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Jean-François Balmer
Le docteur Charles Bovary Le docteur Charles Bovary   See fewer
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Christophe Malavoy
Rodolphe Boulanger Rodolphe Boulanger   See fewer
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Jean Yanne
M. Homais - le pharmacien M. Homais - le pharmacien   See fewer
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Lucas Belvaux
Léon Dupuis Léon Dupuis   See fewer
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Christiane Minazzoli
La veuve Lefançois La veuve Lefançois   See fewer
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Jean-Louis Maury
Merchant Lheureux Merchant Lheureux   See fewer
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Florent Gibassier
Hippolyte Hippolyte   See fewer
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Jean-Claude Bouillaud
Le père Rouault - un paysan - le père d'Emma Le père Rouault - un paysan - le père d'Emma   See fewer
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Sabeline Campo
Felicité Felicité   See fewer
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Marie Mergey
La mère Bovary - la mère de Charles La mère Bovary - la mère de Charles   See fewer
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François Maistre
Lieuvain - le conseiller de la préfecture Lieuvain - le conseiller de la préfecture   See fewer
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Thomas Chabrol
Le vicomte Le vicomte   See fewer
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Henri Attal
Maltre Hareng Maltre Hareng   See fewer
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Gilette Barbier
Natasie Natasie   See fewer
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Dominique Clément
Madame Homais Madame Homais   See fewer
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Olga Colin
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Claire Dalsace
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Etienne Draber
Maitre Guillaumin Maitre Guillaumin   See fewer
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Marie Guyot
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Jean Joulin
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Mona Muche
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Christine Paolini
Mère Roler Mère Roler   See fewer
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Valérie Soudant
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Tina Sportolaro
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André Thorent
Dr. Canivet Dr. Canivet   See fewer
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Dominique Zardi
Blind Man Blind Man   See fewer
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Jacques Dynam
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François Périer
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6.7 / 10 | 3,183 votes