MONSIEUR ET MADAME ADELMAN (2017)
A film by Nicolas Bedos
Cast: Doria Tillier, Nicolas Bedos, Denis Podalydès
How did Sarah and Victor get along for more than 45 years? Who was really this enigmatic woman living in the shadow of her husband? Love and ambition, betrayals and secrets nourish this odyssey of an unusual couple, where they are taking us on the great history of the last century.
Victor Adelman, writer. In 1971, he meets Sarah, a free spirited and independent girl, to whom he does not attach any particular importance. On the other hand, Sarah is taken by him. But later on would become the woman of his life. For 45 years, like all couples, they will experience ups and downs, joys and sorrows. He will make her suffer everything: his infidelities, his lack of inspiration, his perversity and even sometimes his contempt. She will become his muse, his inspiration. Like all women in the shadows she will keep with the appearances. But we are not there yet. For now, it all begins with the end. We have just buried the famous Victor Adelman, who died in suspicious circumstances. A young writer proposes to write about his life life. To do this, he meets his wife who gives him what was almost half a century of living together with this unusual character.
Can you live with someone for 45 years here, the good , the bad and the ugly is going to come out but the director here has put an element a little perverse with this eccentric character, he put everything under a microscope the meeting the parent, the kids, meeting the future In-laws, the success the high and the lows etc…. Here the director does a great job at telling the stories in chapter and get straight to the point. It is a beautiful love story injected with comedy.