Game of Seduction (Une Femme Fidele)

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“Charles is wealthy, a French venture capitalist in the 1830s; he’s also an aristocratic assassin, prompting duels for political, monetary, and sexual gain. At his aunt’s, he meets Madame Mathilde LeRoi, a virtuous and beautiful woman, and he determines to seduce her. Along the way, his lust and game playing give way to love. One of his partners in crime and seduction, a decadent marquise, determines to break Mathilde’s spell over Charles, sending her a forged letter that begins a spiral of tragedy.”

Biography of Sylvia Kristel:

“Sylvia Kristel first came to international attention in the early 1970s with Emmanuelle (1974) for director Just Jaeckin.Included in her credits are a long list of European films including the film Julia (1974), in which she played the lead. In 1979, she came to Hollywood, appearing in The Concorde… Airport ’79 (1979) for producer Jennings Lang, who also featured her in the comedy film The Nude Bomb (1980). However, this was all a prelude to the most successful film in Kristel’s career — Private Lessons (1981)which grossed over $50,000,000 worldwide.  Sylvia Kristel died at age 60 of cancer in her sleep on October 18, 2012.”

Biography of Claude Renior, Famed Cinematographer:

Distinguished, versatile French cinematographer Claude Renoir was best known for his lyrical use of color and lighting to create sensuous, moving, and unforgettable images. The grandson of French master Auguste Renoir, the son of character actor Pierre Renoir, and the nephew of highly regarded filmmaker Jean Renoir, with whom Claude frequently worked, Renoir learned his craft under the tutelage of lighting directors Christian Matras and Boris Kaufman. He later worked as chief photography director or co-cinematographer on some of his uncle’s best films including Un Partie de Campagne (A Day in the Country) (1936). Renoir went on to work with many other notable directors including Satyajit Ray, Maurice Cloche, Roger Vadim, and Bertrand Blier. In the mid-’70s, Renoir began to lose his sight and before the decade’s end had retired. In the mid-’80s, Renoir filmed one last film, the French documentary The Lovers of Teruel. ~ Sandra Brennan, RoviDistinguished, versatile French cinematographer Claude Renoir was best known for his lyrical use of color and lighting to create sensuous, moving, and unforgettable images. The grandson of French master Auguste Renoir, the son of character actor Pierre Renoir, and the nephew of highly regarded filmmaker Jean Renoir, with whom Claude frequently worked, Renoir learned his craft under the tutelage of lighting directors Christian Matras and Boris Kaufman. He later worked as chief photography director or co-cinematographer on some of his uncle’s best films including Un Partie de Campagne (A Day in the Country) (1936). Renoir went on to work with many other notable directors including Satyajit Ray, Maurice Cloche, Roger Vadim, and Bertrand Blier. In the mid-’70s, Renoir began to lose his sight and before the decade’s end had retired. In the mid-’80s, Renoir filmed one last film, the French documentary The Lovers of Teruel. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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