Lady Chatterley English countryside and a forbidden affair? Sounds Harlequin-worthy. But Pascale Ferran's sensual French-language adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel, Lady Chatterly defies such simplification by…
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Lady Chatterley (2003)

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; With: Sean Bean and Joely Richardson

English countryside and a forbidden affair? Sounds Harlequin-worthy. But Pascale Ferran's sensual French-language adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel, Lady Chatterly defies such simplification by fleshing out the title character's sexual awakening — in the hands of her gamekeeper — and delivering a gamut of emotions and imagery: mirth mingled with sadness, stark nudity against lush landscapes. When the leading lovers go for a twirl in the rain, viewers may want to take a shower of their own. A cold one. EXTRAS Only trailers and production photos. B+

Originally posted Dec 07, 2007 Published in issue #969 Dec 14, 2007 Order article reprints