Good costumes and sets. Otherwise so unmemorable that I've watched it 3 times and retained nothing. That 4-note ominous piano theme is hilariously overdone. I don't root for Celestine or anyone else, and certainly could care less about the ending after learning of Joseph's virulent anti-Semitism. The flashbacks to earlier positions she's held do give some relief. Still, the servant/master theme is tritely portrayed.
what a load of crap. I simply can't see the point of this kind of adaptations/remakes anymore. Mediocre written dialogues and annoying camera movements. Useless theme and subject for today's society, artistic movements. who the fck still wants to hear these stories?
I just realized how different this was from the original novel. It's changed so much, I need to read the book. Despite the really impressive performances, most notably by Léa Seydoux and Clotilde Mollet; I am not convinced this was even a good adaptation. For one, it's awfully and morally flawed. And sadly, not exactly giving any woman justice.
I would like to see the Luis Buñuel adaptation of the book to be able to compare. The story was interesting but the characters left me a bit cold. However, it was interesting to see the relationships between servants and masters and to see that Celestine the 'femme de chambre' was actually a very strong and dominant person, finally following and obeying the man she wants to be with...