Scarlet and Black | 1992

Drama, Adaptation
In 19th Century France, a young man of humble origins, Julien Sorel, dreams of attaining power, like his idol Napolean Bonaparte. Believing the best route is not through the army (the red), but through the church (the ...more

Cast

... Madame De Renal

Actor

... Julien Sorel

Actor

... Monsieur De Renal

Actor

... Mathilde

Actor

... Marquis De La Mole

Actor

... Sorel

Actor

... Sorel Brother

Actor

... Sorel Brother

Actor

... Renal Child

Actor

... Renal Child

Actor

... Renal Child

Actor

... Monsieur Valenod

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

Production Company

BBC In House Productions

Production Company

BBC Resources

Production Company

Rank Film Laboratory

Production Company

Samuelsons Group

Production Company

Synopsis

In 19th Century France, a young man of humble origins, Julien Sorel, dreams of attaining power, like his idol Napolean Bonaparte. Believing the best route is not through the army (the red), but through the church (the black), he sets out on a future in the seminary but finds himself having an affair with a married woman, Madame de Renal, along the way. He eventually lands in Paris as the secretary of a powerful Marquis, and procedes to seduce the daughter, getting her pregnant and assuring his future. But Madame De Renal, feeling guilty about her unholy alliance, writes to the Marquis denouncing Sorel. Sorel returns in a rage and attempts to murder Madame De Renal, is sentenced to death, and dies realizing that his true love was De Renal who, shortly after his death by guillotine, dies of a broken heart.

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