Three and a half stars (NR)
Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h
Gentle, contemplative adaptation of John Thomas and Lady Jane, the second version of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover (the third version is the famous one). Set in England, but presented in French with English subtitles, the tale of the budding relationship between Lady Chatterley (Hands) and her gamekeeper Parkin (Coulloc’h) is nearly three hours long, but moves along smoothly, provided you adjust to the leisurely tone. 168 minutes.
DVD INFO: No extras are included.