La note bleue / The Blue Note (1991) DVD9
The exiled Polish composer Chopin (played by Janusz Olejniak, a real-life Polish pianist with no prior acting experience) is living with his mistress, the romantic novelist George Sand (Marie-France Pisier) in her idyllic country retreat at Nohant. After years of tempestuous on-and-off passion, Chopin still loves his lady, but his eye is turning more and more towards her provocative and nubile daughter (Sophie Marceau).

Given that Zulawski himself—very much like Chopin—has been a Polish expat living in France and involved with its cinema's prime star, there are many autobiographical traits in this rich and complex story of how 19th-century European intellectuals lived and imagined the change to come. (The all-star list of prominent characters includes Ivan Turgenev and Eugene Delacroix.)

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 02:06:22 | 5.29 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais, Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Cast: Janusz Olejniczak, Marie-France Pisier, Sophie Marceau, Feodor Atkine, Aurelien Recoing
Country: France, Germany

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