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Thérèse Raquin Details

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The grim Emile Zola "naturalist" novel Therese Raquin has been vividly cinematized by director Marcel Carne. Simone Signoret plays the title character, the long-suffering housewife who dreams of a more romantic life-partner than the bourgeois Camille (Jacques Duby). Therese enjoys a torrid affair with burly truck-driver Laurent (Raf Vallone), only to realize the true emptiness of her aspirations. Ultimately, Therese brings about her own destruction, never truly learning to appreciate what she already has. In the U.S., Therese Raquin was released under the come-on cognomen The Adulteress. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Marcel Carné Silver Lion 1953 Winner

Crew

Marcel Carné
Director
Raymond Hakim
Producer
Robert Hakim
Producer
Charles Spaak
Screenwriter
Marcel Carné
Screenwriter
Emile Zola
Book Author
Henri Rust
Editor
Paul Bertrand
Production Designer
Antoine Archimbaud
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Valere
First Assistant Director
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