In turn-of-the-century France, a minister (Charles Berling) scandalizes his tiny Protestant community by divorcing his wife (Isabelle Huppert) and falling in love with a newly arrived young woman (Emmanuelle Béart). Their existence is briefly idyllic, until he is called back to run his family's china factory in Limoges. Between business and The Great War and the Depression, their lives slip by before they know it. This conventional three-hour family saga--adapted from a novel by '30s writer Jacques Chardonne--is uncharacteristic of director... More >>>
This movie, Les Destinées, was based on the book by Jacques Chardonne. You've read it, of course.