The Story of Adele H.
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The Story of Adele H.

1975
Drama
1h 36m
Halifax, 1863. A young woman, miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, whom she is madly in love with... (imdb)
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The Story of Adele H.

1975
Drama
1h 36m
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Rated 15 Jan 2017
55
39th
Much unlike Adjani, this biopic is plain as porridge.
Rated 11 Dec 2007
85
89th
Adjani has to be seen to be believed.
Rated 12 Mar 2023
82
58th
About how the passion of desire, when thrown into a loveless world (firstly with the lack of attention from the parents and then with the selfishness of the young man), seems to unavoidably lead to her "final integration" in destroying everything else and making herself nothing but her passion, the only thing she felt was truly hers. The extent to which this viewer could relate to the story while watching makes her feel Truffaut had a singular understanding about this tragic path of passion.
Rated 06 Jan 2023
65
71st
A young woman finds herself so indelibly imprinted by a lover that her whole existence is oriented by the desire to be with him, to the exclusion of anything else, and without regard to how far she descends. It happens. The theme is worthwhile, and, while this viewer did not see in the film the greatness that Pauline Kael clearly perceived in it, nevertheless one very good reason for watching it is to then read her really wonderful appreciation of its virtues, in When the Lights Go Down.
Rated 29 Jul 2010
35
44th
There is some good but really it's just about a woman being an asshole. It's bullshitty though because there's no way you wouldn't marry the daughter of Victor Hugo even if she wasn't as hot as Isabelle is. And she's very hot. Probably had small tits though and lemme tell you British people HATE small titties. Nothing else matters to them. I don't understand it.
Rated 15 Sep 2007
75
54th
One of the weakest Truffaut films I've seen, but still pretty good. The true story of Victor Hugo's daughter and her fevered obsession to marry a certain young lieutenant (who has little interest in her). Her mania compels her to concoct a series of deceptions and delusions, inevitably to disastrous effect. It has a few of Truffaut's wonderful little moments, and doesn't have any flaws worth speaking of, but it lacks his usual flair and one misses his sense of humor in such a bleak film.
Rated 27 Jan 2024
77
62nd
a work of fiction in that Isabelle Adjani keeps getting rejected by a mediocre British dude repeatedly
Rated 06 Dec 2022
90
91st
Isabelle Adjani karakterine öylesine bürünmüş ve yaşadığı dönüşümü o kadar etkileyici yansıtıyor ki, düpedüz oyunculuk şovu.
Rated 29 Dec 2021
60
48th
The Story of Adele The Alpha Widow. Adjani is luminous.
Rated 15 Mar 2019
84
23rd
84.00
Rated 26 Jul 2010
67
45th
Adjani plays the increasing unbalance of her character without guile. That lets the innocence and the lost quality of the character come through. As good as she is, the film doesn't quite work. Truffaut's craftsmanship and emotional purity is in full evidence, but it can't rescue the material. If anything, it contributes to the film's undoing as his devotion to portraying the title character's single-minded descent into madness results in something that grows redundant.
Rated 12 Oct 2011
67
27th
Another one of Truffaut's efforts that was completely lost on me, it had a couple bits here an there that were likable, but for the most part this movie seems to go by without a second thought.
Rated 18 Dec 2008
50
1st
I found it very boring.
Rated 02 Jan 2015
50
0th
François Truffaut #2
Rated 28 Mar 2014
84
79th
83.500
Rated 28 Nov 2009
71
60th
Sensitive and gentle unfolding of characters and story. Beautiful photography.
Rated 02 Mar 2009
85
58th
Adele was one crazy bitch.
Rated 03 Oct 2007
75
57th
Overwrought (and without really getting into her psyche--it's just the outward display).

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