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The Children of the Century (1999)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the...See moreThe only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and women's frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism. Written by Sujit R. Varma See less
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$ 56,611
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Sep 13, 2002 (United States)

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Juliette Binoche
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Benoît Magimel
Alfred de Musset Alfred de Musset   See fewer
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Stefano Dionisi
Pietro Pagello Pietro Pagello   See fewer
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Robin Renucci
François Buloz François Buloz   See fewer
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Karin Viard
Marie Dorval Marie Dorval   See fewer
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Patrick Chesnais
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Sainte-Beuve Sainte-Beuve   See fewer
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Paul de Musset Paul de Musset   See fewer
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Hermine de Musset Hermine de Musset   See fewer
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Solange (as Victoire) Solange (as Victoire)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 1,522 votes