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  • 15
  • Drama, Thriller
  • 2002
  • 123 mins

Unfaithful

Unfaithful

Synopsis

A bored suburban housewife falls for an attractive young bohemian, much to her husband's chagrin, in this slice of soft-focus and artful angst from the director of Fatal Attraction

About

Director Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction) took the story for Unfaithful from Claude Chabrol's subtle scrutiny of family mores and morally complex, destructive desires, La Femme Infidéle. Lyne's version follows Connie (Diane Lane), whose suburban life revolves around her son and lacklustre husband Edward (Richard Gere) until she meets Paul (Olivier Martinez), with whom a risky infatuation is sparked and they soon begin a passionate affair. Unable to bear the betrayal of her family she attempts to end the relationship, but too late, Edward has already got wind of her afternoon trysts and pays Paul a visit. In a film crammed with A-list talent, Diane Lane is the standout, providing a tantalising glimmer of the ambivalence and moral double bind buried at the heart of her character.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Erik Per Sullivan, Olivier Martinez, Dominic Chianese, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Michelle Monaghan, Margaret Colin, Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Kate Burton
  • Director: Adrian Lyne
  • Writer: Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr
  • Producer: Adrian Lyne, G Mac Brown
  • Photographer: Peter Biziou
  • Composer: Jan A Kaczmarek

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