Robbed of intimacy by her blueblood husband's war injuries, Constance Chatterly (Marina Handas - The Barbarian Invasions, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly) longs for the emotional fulfillment and physical passion that her marriage lacks. When she espiesthe gamekeeper Parkin (Jean-Louis Coullo'ch) unselfconsciously bathing, stripped to the waist amidst the beauty of nature, she experiences a sexual awakening unlike anything she has ever dared to desire. Though separated by the boundaries of social convention, rough-hewn Parkin and high-bred Lady Chatterly unite in a love that is simultaneously innocent and erotic, a spiritual connection that transcends personal inhibitions and class prejudices.
French director Pascale Ferran brings D.H. Lawrence's second and lesser- known version of LADY CHATTERLEYS LOVER to the screen. Approaching three hours in length, the film moves at an achingly slow pace as it explores it's protagonists emotional transformation. Set in England in the 1920s, the film begins with our heroine, played by Marina Hands, saying goodbye to her husband, Clifford, who is heading off to war. Left behind on their grand country estate, Constance gets the first taste of the loneliness and isolation she will later become accustomed to when he returns home paralyzed. Director Pascale Ferran Star Marina Hands, Jean-Louise Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girodot, Helene Alexandridis, Runtime: Widescreen, 1.66 Audio: (unspecified), French Subtitles: English, Optional Additional Release Materials: Trailers Runtime: 161 minutes Year of Release: 2007.