Balzac: A Passionate Life

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  • PG-13
Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write. His life was a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother to his unsuccessful attempts to print and publish books. Despite this and other setbacks, Balzac never gives up on his... read more

Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write. His life was a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother to his unsuccessful attempts to print and publish books. Despite this and other setbacks, Balzac never gives up on his dream of gaining acclaim for his writing.

Original Release

09/13/1999

US Release

10/23/2000

Cast

Gerard Depardieu Honoré de Balzac
Jeanne Moreau Charlotte-Laure
Fanny Ardant Eve Hanska
Virna Lisi Madame de Berny
Katja Riemann Laure d'Abrantès
Claude Rich Maitre Plissoud
Gert Voss Victor Hugo
Sergio Rubini Eugene Sue
François Marthouret Docteur Nacquart
Marianne Denicourt Adèle Hugo
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Josée Dayan

Writers

Didier Decoin

Cast

Gerard Depardieu Honoré de Balzac
Jeanne Moreau Charlotte-Laure
Fanny Ardant Eve Hanska
Virna Lisi Madame de Berny
Katja Riemann Laure d'Abrantès
Claude Rich Maitre Plissoud
Gert Voss Victor Hugo
Sergio Rubini Eugene Sue
François Marthouret Docteur Nacquart
Marianne Denicourt Adèle Hugo
Gottfried John Count Hanska
Sunnyi Melles Baronne von Galvenberg / Baroness von Galvenberg
Katja Studt Anna Hanska
Pascal Vannson Paradis
Hervé Briaux Charles Sedillot
Didier Lesour Surveillant Bossu
Enguerran Demeulenaere Balzac Enfant / Balzac as a Child
Cédric Chevalme Charretier
Franck Manzoni Sergeant de Ville / Sgt. de Ville
Jean-François Lapalus Contremaitre

Producers

Edith Colnel Executive Producer
Jean-Pierre Guérin Producer
Doris Kirch Producer

Editors

Pauline Casalis, Adeline Yoyotte, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

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