Confession: (Jacquot 5)
While the novel used about five pages to describe a slight waning of passion on the part of the hero, Adolphe, Jacquot makes do with 20 seconds. It goes like this: Adolphe is at first so eager to see his love that he tears through the forest on his white charger to reach her chateau.
In the next segment he slows down to a trot and in the final scene, he makes his horse dawdle among the trees, in no hurry whatsoever. The self-absorbed, year-old son of a French government official, Adolphe falls headlong into love with the beautiful Ellenore, a woman 10 years his senior and mistress to a count.
She leaves her children and the luxurious life provided by the count to make herself completely available to him, at a time when this is what he least desires. She reiterates her love, emphasizing how she has given up everything for his sake. They have nothing much to say or anything in common except the pained conviction that he is all that she has in her life.
In a memorable scene, Ellenore wakes before Adolphe and goes outside in the snow.
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