The Beloved

music, comedy, sad comedy

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Milovaní

Runtime

130 min

Country

France, Great Britain, Czech Republic

Copyright

2011

Production year

2011

Premiere

24.11.2011

Director

Christophe Honoré

Synopsis

This story with a strong musical component takes place over the course of forty years. In the 1960s the newlywed Madeleine and her Czech husband Jaromil leave Paris and settle down in Prague. At the time the Soviet tanks enter Czechoslovakia, Madeleine leaves her husband, who’s been unfaithful, and returns with her young daughter Véra to France, where she later remarries. In the 1970s, Jaromil unexpectedly appears in Paris and the former married couple realise that their relationship has not completely dried up and meet occasionally in a hotel. One day Madeleine waits for Jaromil, who collapses on the pavement and dies in a hospital. Véra is unhappy in her love life and ends up committing suicide. And Madeleine ponders whether it is better to love or be loved.

Cast

Chiara Mastroianni /ž/

Véra

Catharine Deneuve /ž/

Madeleine

Ludivine Sagnier /ž/

mladá Madeleine

Louis Garrel

Clément

Miloš Forman

Jaromil Passer

Paul Schneider

Henderson

Michel Delpech

François Gouriot

Rasha Bukvic

mladý Jaromil

Guillaume Denaiffe

mladý François Gouriot

Clara Couste /ž/

čtrnáctiletá Véra

Francine Beaur /ž/

majitelka obchodu U Madeleine

Anaïs Chetoui /ž/

prodavačka

Amélie Flottat /ž/

prodavačka

Julia Marty /ž/

prodavačka

Bonnie Duvauchelle /ž/

Véra dítě

Fabrice Uhel

mladý lékař

Kate Moran /ž/

Clémentova snoubenka

Jean-François Coerolli

majitel kavárny

Zuzana Kronerová

Madame Passer, Jaromilova matka

Václav Neužil

Jaromilův bratr

Robert Liška

ruský voják

František Křížek

ruský voják

Václav Nič

mladík

Stéphane Milochevitch

hudebník v klubu

Sebastian Froment

hudebník v klubu

Peter Helmer

hudebník v klubu

Goldy Notay /ž/

Nandita

Ken Collard

Clémentův přítel spisovatel

Cédric Andrieux

tanečník

Benoît Causee

tanečník

Francesca Mattavelli /ž/

tanečnice

Ashley Chen /ž/

tanečnice

Gavin Brocker

vedoucí klubu

Aïcha Kossoko /ž/

překladatelka v Londýně

Eric Tschaeppeler

barman v Montréalu

Evgeniya Kosova /ž/

mladá slovanská dívka

Music

Music Composed by

Alex Beaupain (písně)

Selected Music

Leoš Janáček (Kvartet č. 1 – Con moto), Leoš Janáček (Kvartet č. 2 – Listy důvěrné /Lettres intimes/ Con moto)

Songs

Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher, I Go to Sleep, Everything But the Girl (Missing Tod Terry Remix), Spanish Sahara, Who Do You Love, The Gist, Tom (výňatek z původní skladby Qù est passé Tom), různé skladby a písně

Songwriter

Eiileen Goldsen (Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher), Ray Davis (I Go to Sleep), Tracey Thorn (Everything But the Girl), Ben Watt (Everything But the Girl), Yannis Philippakis (Spanish Sahara), Jimmi Smith (Spanish Sahara), Edwin Congreave (Spanish Sahara), Walter Gervers (Spanish Sahara), Jack Bevan (Spanish Sahara), Ellias Mc Daniel (Who Do You Love), Ellias Mc Daniel (The Gist), François de Roubaix (Tom)

Choreographer

Cédric Andrieux

Production info

Original Title

Milování

English Title

The Beloved

Parallel Title

Les bien-aimés / The Beloved

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

music, comedy, sad comedy

Origin country

France, Great Britain, Czech Republic

Copyright

2011

Production Year

2011

Premiere

24.11.2011

Distribution

Aerofilms (monopol do 31.12.2016)

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

130 min

Subtitles

Czech