General Montriveau, having returned from the Napoleonic Wars in despair, quickly becomes enamored with Duchess Langeais. Across a series of nocturnal visitations, the Duchess mercilessly toys with her hot-tempered suitor, as the machinations of a shadowy conspiracy unfold in the background.
- Year: 2007
- Country: France, Italy
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Studio: Pierre Grise Productions, Cinemaundici, CinéCinéma, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, PROCIREP, La Région Île-de-France, CNC, Canal+, ARTE France Cinéma, MiC
- Keyword: paris, france, based on novel or book, general, kidnapping, obsession, secret society, unrequited love, period drama, high society, duchess, 19th century, vengeance, spurned man, convent
- Director: Jacques Rivette
- Cast: Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, Bulle Ogier, Michel Piccoli, Anne Cantineau, Thomas Durand