Sentimental Destinies

Sentimental Destinies (French: Les Destinées sentimentales) is a 2000 French drama film directed by Olivier Assayas. It was entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Sentimental Destinies
Film poster
Directed byOlivier Assayas
Produced byBruno Pésery
Written byOlivier Assayas
Jacques Chardonne
Jacques Fieschi
StarringEmmanuelle Béart
Charles Berling
Isabelle Huppert
CinematographyEric Gautier
Edited byLuc Barnier
Release date
  • 17 May 2000 (2000-05-17)
Running time
180 minutes
Budget$14.9 million
Box office$4.3 million[1]


Based on the novel of the same name by Jacques Chardonne, the film is set in the early 20th century. The story covers thirty years in the life of Jean, a Protestant minister who leaves his wife (Isabelle Huppert) for Pauline (Emmanuelle Béart), the niece of one of his parishioners. Abandoning his career in the church, he sets up home with her in Switzerland. Following the death of an uncle he moves to Limoges, where he takes over the running of the family porcelain factory.[3][4]


See also


  2. "Festival de Cannes: Sentimental Destinies". Retrieved 10 October 2009.
  3. "Les Destinées Sentimentales (2000)". BBC. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. Bradshaw, Peter. "Les Destinées Sentimentales". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
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