Swann In Love (1984) Jeremy Irons
In 19th-century Paris, Charles Swann (Jeremy Irons) risks his social standing in his obsessive pursuit of courtesan Odette (Ornella Muti). His overwhelming desire for her comes, in part, from Odette's complete disinterest in him. His ill-advised romance has disastrous consequences.
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Ornell Muti, Alain Delon
Viewer Review: "This film works well as a study in obsession and jealousy. Irons is perfectly cast as the fixated aristocrat Irons expertly portrays Swann's social aloofness and the way in which his obsession takes over his sense of reasoning. The film is exquisite to look at (as you would expect from a film with Nykvist as the cinematographer) and Delon gives a scene-stealing performance as Swann's camp best friend. Highly recommended."
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