The Confession of a Child of the Century 1985
France, the first half of the nineteenth century. A romantic, hypersensitive poet and regular socialite Octaves de Vergenes leaves Paris and moves to the country, to the estate inherited from his father. Soon he meets his neighbor, an attractive young widow Bridget Pierson. Octaves and Bridget become lovers, but the young poet is a too restless spirit to maintain a stable relationship. He quarrels with his partner out of jealousy, ostensibly having affairs with other women (which in fact invariably disappoint him), he is also unable to put up with the reality of post-Napoleonic France. Bridget is unaware that this sense of hopelessness, lack of perspectives and purpose in life may lead to tragedy and push the poet to desperate acts.
The film is an adaptation of the famous novel by Alfred de Musset The Confession of a Child of the Century, a classical work of French Romanticism.
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Color, 96 min.
Perspektywa Film Studio, Polish Television - TVP S.A.
Set Decoration by:
Teresa Smus-Barska, Borzysława Chomnicka
Andrzej Sołtysik, Irena Ikker
Hanna Mikuć (Brygida Pierson),
Marek Cichucki (Oktaw de Vergenes),
Marzena Trybała (Józefina),
Grażyna Barszczewska (Ms Lawusseur),
Elżbieta Anusik (girl from the tavern),
Agnieszka Fatyga (singer Marco),
Magdalena Wołłejko (Ms Daniel),
Sylwia Gaj (Cecile, Desgenais\'s mistress),
Bronisław Wrocławski (Father Mercanson),
Robert Inglot (Lucien),
Jerzy Grałek (Dalens),
Gustaw Lutkiewicz (gendarme),
Krzysztof Stelmaszyk (Desgenais, Oktaw\'s friend),
Włodzimierz Musiał (Oktaw\'s servant),
Irena Malkiewicz (Brygida\'s aunt),
Bronisław Pawlik (Larive),
Wiesława Mazurkiewicz (Marco\'s maid),
Ewa Isajewicz-Telega (woman at the ball),
Anna Zagórska (girl dancing at the party),
Stanisław Jaskułka (Oktaw\'s second),
Jerzy Matula (man at the ball), Ryszard Mróz,
Teatr Wielki (Łódź) (ballet, choir)