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Still Belle van Zuylen

Belle van Zuylen - Madame de Charrière

Digna Sinke / NL, 1993 / 112 min.

Shortly after writing her first novel, Belle van Zuylen (1740-1805) meets the much younger Benjamin Constant in Paris. It is the start of a passionate friendship that lasts for many years. But finally, Benjamin’s infidelity and opportunism become too much for Belle. New digital version.

poster Belle van Zuylen - Madame de Charrière (Digna Sinke, NL 1993)
Three years before the revolution turns France upside down, Belle van Zuylen (Will van Kralingen) has gone to live in Paris, in search of personal freedom. She composes sonatas and is admired in the salons as the author of Caliste, her latest novel. Here Belle meets a shy, redheaded 19-year-old man and becomes fascinated by him: Benjamin Constant (Laus Steenbeeke). A tumultuous friendship grows up between them.

Details

Director

Digna Sinke

Production year

1993

Country

NL

Original title

Belle van Zuylen - Madame de Charrière

Length

112 min.

Language

Dutch

Format

DCP

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Eye Classics

Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. We screen them regularly, in various programmes. Eye now brings film history even closer with its new series Eye Classics: three classics a week, chosen by Eye's programmers. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.

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