The Story of Adele H.

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The Story of Adele H. ★★★ L'Histoire d'Adele H 1975 (PG)

The story of Adele Hugo, daughter of Victor Hugo, whose love for an English soldier leads to obsession and finally to madness after he rejects her. Sensitive and gentle unfolding of characters and story. Beautiful photography. In French with English subtitles. 97m/C VHS, DVD . FR Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott; D: Francois Truffaut; W: Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Gruault; C: Nestor Almendros; M: Maurice Jaubert. Natl. Bd. of Review '75: Actress (Adjani); N.Y. Film Critics '75: Actress (Adjani), Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics '75: Actress (Adjani).