Monsieur & Madame Adelman

From The Distrib Films Collection

Directed by Nicolas Bedos

120 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2016

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The decades-spanning tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in the thought-provoking and scathingly funny MONSIEUR & MADAME ADELMAN. Told in flashback from the early 1970s forward, this epic love-hate relationship begins as angst-ridden writer Victor meets Sarah, a brilliant doctoral student who fall head-over-heels.

A complicated courtship and eventual marital discord ensue, as the egocentric Victor becomes a literary superstar and the enigmatic Sarah - his muse and steadfast source of strength - lingers in the shadows. Intimately detailing the intricacies of a lifetime of shared highs and lows, this story of passion, betrayal, and tragedy and unexpected twists of fate is co-written by the film's two stars, Nicolas Bedos and his partner Doria Tillier.

“A twisty-turvy romp... the final reveal gloriously pulls the rug out.” —France Today

“The odyssey of an extraordinary couple.” —Reviews by Amos Lassen

“Remarkable and remarkably entertaining” —TrustMovies

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  • Hamptons International Film Festival - Audience Award Winner
  • Colcoa French Film Festival - Audience Award Winner
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • New York Jewish Film Festival
  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival


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