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15 Ratings

The Glass Castle

Le château de verre

Directed by René Clément
France, Italy, 1950
Drama, Romance


Evlyne, a judge’s young wife, falls in love with Remy, that lives in Paris, during Holidays. After following him in the lovers city, she decides to return home to inform her husband about all – but her plane crashes.

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The Glass Castle Directed by René Clément

Critics reviews

I would suggest pairing this movie with David Lean’s The Passionate Friends, with its lakeside holiday and polite adultery. The differences lie in the resolution: Lean is obliged to affirm marriage, and does so with a brilliantly edited suicide attempt and rescue that rounds up the drama neatly. Clément, whose endings tend more generally to the uncertain and unclosed, leaves us literally hanging in mid-air, all bets off and all relationships suspended…
March 05, 2015
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