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Mademoiselle Chambon 12 rating

When a happily married man decides to volunteer at his son’s school, he begins to form a romantic bond with a teacher in this intimate French drama.

Drama 2009 100 mins

Director: Stéphane Brizé


Mademoiselle Chambon is an elegant and moving tale of an unexpected romance between a married man, Jean, and his son's schoolteacher, Véronique Chambon. As their feelings for each other slowly take hold, Jean and Veronique, who come from vastly different worlds, desperately attempt to keep their desires from spiralling into a full-blown affair, which threatens to turn everything around them upside down.

Following the international success of Not Here To Be Loved, acclaimed French director Stéphane Brizé returned with this meticulously crafted romantic drama. Based on the novel by Éric Holder, it was awarded Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2010 César Awards. A story of forbidden love that has bewitched audiences and critics worldwide, and featuring Franz von Vescey’s unforgettable Valse Triste, Mademoiselle Chambon is a reminiscent of David Lean’s Brief Encounter in that it reaches deep into our most hidden desires and the perilous path on which they lead us.