Lady Chatterley You think you know the story of the genteel lady who finds sexual bliss with a rough gamekeeper. But you do not — not like… Lady Chatterley You think you know the story of the genteel lady who finds sexual bliss with a rough gamekeeper. But you do not — not like… 2007-06-22 Unrated PT168M Drama Foreign Language Jean-Louis Coulloc'h Marina Hands Kino International
Movie Review

Lady Chatterley (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Image credit: Edward Burtynsky
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Jun 22, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 168 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Jean-Louis Coulloc'h and Marina Hands; Distributor: Kino International

You think you know the story of the genteel lady who finds sexual bliss with a rough gamekeeper. But you do not — not like in Lady Chatterley, Pascale Ferran's startling, womanly adaptation of a lesser-known, more direct version of D.H. Lawrence's famous novel, one of three he wrote. There's an adult life force in every frame of this luxuriously paced work, even in the sight of rain and a lady's stocking. And there's emotional as well as physical nakedness in the performances of Marina Hands and Jean-Louis Coulloc'h as lovers who talk through touch. A-

Originally posted Jun 20, 2007 Published in issue #941-942 Jun 29, 2007 Order article reprints
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