Thérèse on DVD

Directed by Claude Miller | Written by François Mauriac, Claude Miller

In the south-west of France, in the late 1920s. Thérèse Laroque made ​​a marriage of convenience between wealthy families and married Bernard Desqueyroux, a bourgeois landowner. They then settled in the family property located in a vast area stretching over acres of pine forests. Bernard is a local man with a passion for hunting and defending with conviction the family traditions. However, Thérèse is quickly stifled by the monotony of her married life, even the birth of a daughter (Marie) does not dissipate the disinterest she displays towards her husband and her boredom seems to grow every day to look somewhere else. It is not yet able to define itself, but the tear to his dull life. Bernard, who has ​​several ailments and who was prescribed arsenic is physically more difficult. Thérèse took the opportunity that is offered to poison her husband, but makes a mistake at the pharmacy. She is discovered and, in addition to being dishonored by her own family, is also by her husband. She will face justice for the alleged murder until her husband and in-laws, who intend to keep up appearances with the provincial society, make up their own version of what happened, the case is dismissed and Therese is confined to the house. Eventually she is allowed to leave and live in Paris on the understanding that she will only return for weddings and funerals.

Available on DVD & Blu-Ray on November 19, 2013

US Distribution: MPI PICTURES

THERESE (2012)

110 min, Drama

Starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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