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Synopsis

Set in the luxurious demi-monde of pre First World War Paris, Chéri is the story of the love affair between the beautiful retired courtesan Léa (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Chéri (Rupert Friend) the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux (Kathy Bates). Léa has educated the spoilt and callow boy in the ways of love, but after six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmée (Felicity Jones), daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Léa and Chéri try to come to terms with their imminent separation, but the roots of their life of ease and pleasure reach deeper than even they imagine and they begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Stephen Frears
Producer
Christopher Hampton, Richard Temple, Andras Hamori
Co-Producer
Christopher Hampton, Richard Temple, Andras Hamori
Editor
Lucia Zucchetti
Screenwriter
Christopher Hamilton
Director of Photography
Darius Khondji
Production Designer
Alan MacDonald
Principal Cast
Michelle Pfieffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend

Genre

Production Company

Cheri Productions Ltd

Sales
Company

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