The Captive

by Chantal Akerman 1h58min France 1999
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The Captive
by Chantal Akerman

An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.

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  • Stanislas Merhar : Simon
  • Sylvie Testud : Ariane
  • Olivia Bonamy : Andrée
  • Françoise Bertin : La grand-mère
  • Aurore Clément : Léa
  • Anna Mouglalis : Isabelle
  • And with: Vanessa Larre, Samuel Tasinaje, Jean Borodine, Bérénice Béjo, Adeline Chaudron, Sophie Assante


  • Director Chantal Akerman
  • Scenario Chantal Akerman, Eric De Kuyper
  • Original work author Marcel Proust
  • Set Design Christian Marti
  • Costume Design Nathalie Du Roscoät
  • Sound Thierry de Halleux
  • Sound mix Stéphane Thiébaut
  • Editing Claire Atherton
  • Producer Paulo Branco
  • Production Compagny Arte France Cinéma, Gémini Films, Paradise Films
  • Distributor Paradise Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1999
  • Release date for France09/27/2009
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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