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Madame Bovary (2000)
A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, and next she takes a lover. When he refuses to run away with her, she takes up again with the law clerk. Her spending on dresses and furnishings mounts; these debts and her ill-advised professional counsel to her husband bring his ruin.
Year: 2000
Country: UK, USA
Directed by : Tim Fywell
Written by : Heidi Thomas
Cast: Frances O'Connor, Greg Wise, Eileen Atkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Oyelowo, David Troughton
Literary source: Gustave Flaubert "Madame Bovary. Mœurs de province"