Patrice Chereaus adaptation of Joseph Conrads novella THE RETURN is a gripping chamber piece in which a bourgeois mans stable comfortable life is unexpectedly shattered. The time is turn-of-the-century France. Jean (an utterly brilliant Pascal Greggory) and his wife Gabrielle (Isabelle Huppert) are a well-to-do couple who spend much of their time throwing lavish dinner parties. But one day Jean discovers a letter left behind by Gabrielle in which she confesses to Jean that she has been sleeping with another man and is leaving him for good. Devastated beyond belief Jean is understandably shocked again when Gabrielle returns home just a few hours later. Jeans pride mixes with jealousy anger and bitterness sending him into a maniacal tirade that seems only to amuse the detached Gabrielle. As the night unfolds the once happy couple begins to realize just how different they actually are sparking a final confrontation that will decide their fate once and for all. Masterfully crafted by Chereau (INTIMACY QUEEN MARGOT) and featuring stunning cinematography by Eric Gautier GABRIELLE is an excruciatingly intimate account of a crumbling marriage.
Interviews with Patrice Chateau, Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Gregory, Deleted scenes, Trailer, Filmographies,
Release Date: 23 April 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Production Year: 2005
Main Language: French