R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
When the project was in development during the 1990s, Jessica Lange planned to star as Léa de Lonval.
We may think ourselves familiar in this day and age with the notion that whores of every description can very easily achieve fame and fortune. But towards the end of the 19th century, there what came to be known in France as the "Belle Epoque", a ...
In the closing credits, 'thanks' are given to France's national railway, the Societe National Chemin de Fer, known as the "SNCF". However the credits have the letters out of sequence, calling it the "SCNF".
English, French, Latin, Italian
£120,234 (UK) (10 May 2009)
$2,708,188 (USA) (21 August 2009)
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