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The Red And The Black: Part 1
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The Red And The Black

Handsome and ambitious, Julien Sorel (Kim Rossi Stuart) is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins and make something of his life by adopting the code of hypocrisy by which his society operates. Driven by passion, principle or insanity, Julien ultimately commits a crime that brings about his downfall. The Red and the Black also stars Carole Bouquet (Cesar Award, Best Actress - Too Beautiful For You) in an epic, satirical picture of the French Restoration and a society that is riddled with corruption and greed.

Running Time
208 mins
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2 videos included

Comments (7)

Perry avatar

This is a cheap television film with a couple of pretty faces. It doesn't begin to do justice to the literary masterpiece on which it is based.


You are so right ! I have only watched 15 minutes of it and I am moving on. I am reading the book right now and this does nothing to give it justice. A total waste of one of my 6 monthly credits. :-(

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6? we only get 5! :-(


i try to use them up each month as the librarian told me that it may become a 'use it or lose it' perk of being a library member. I asked about an option to kick in a few bucks each month to be able to see a few more interesting films and documentaries and was told that was not possible and ...Read more

Anonymous picture

Whaat? Man, I just joined and I only get 4! Merde.


Wow - only 4 ??
What a shame as they have some very interesting documentaries and films on this site. Looks like you will have to be very very selective one your once a week viewing !
Love Philly by the way - great town, lovely folks.

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A TV version of Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir. In French with English subtitles burned in. Also, be aware that Parts 1 & 2 count as a single movie (that's of interest for viewers facing restrictions in number of films & viewing times).