End of Desire


1h 26m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A valiant, long suffering, one-man woman is married to the wrong man, a consummate adulterer. But, he eventually pays the price for his acts.

Film Details

Also Known As
One Life, Una vita, Une vie
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 9 Jul 1962
Production Company
Agnès Delahaie Production; Nepi Film
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Une vie by Guy de Maupassant (Paris, 1883).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

In 19th-century Normandy, Jeanne Dandieu falls in love with the debonair Julien de la Mare. Their honeymoon is happy and memorable, but it is not long before the young wife is forced to accept the fact that Julien married her to pay his debts. So strong is her love, however, that she ignores the situation. Furthermore, she must bear the knowledge that Julien has fathered a child by her maid, Rosalie. When Jeanne gives birth to a son, she is given hope that Julien will return her love, but he remains as remote and passive as ever. Eventually he takes another mistress, Ghilberte Fourcheville, the beautiful wife of a former friend. Monsieur Fourcheville is not as tolerant as the loving Jeanne, and when he catches the lovers together, he kills them both. Jeanne, her life now devoid of love and hope, must find a way to continue alone.

Film Details

Also Known As
One Life, Una vita, Une vie
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 9 Jul 1962
Production Company
Agnès Delahaie Production; Nepi Film
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Une vie by Guy de Maupassant (Paris, 1883).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in Normandy, Brittany, and Paris. Opened in Paris in September 1958 as Une vie; running time: 100 min (alternative running time: 86 min). Opened in Rome in February 1959 as Una vita. Venice Film Festival (1958) running time: 105 min. Also known as One Life.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1958

Released in United States 1962

Shown at the 1958 Veince Film Festival.

Released in United States 1958 (Shown at the 1958 Veince Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1962