Jerzy Antczak

The Lady of the Camellias

Dama Kameliowa

Genre:period drama
Year of production:1994
Technical specs:color; 94 min.
Aspect ratio:1.78:1
Sound:mono (original)

Production:TVP Polish Public Television, Skorpion Art
Rights:TVP Polish Public Television


TVP Polish Public Television

The action of the film takes place in mid-19th century. The main character of the film is Małgorzata Gautier, a Parisian courtesan, known for showing up at opera performances with a bouquet of white or red camellias. After the death of the woman, all her properties are auctioned. Alexander Dumas, who is a writer, buys a book that used to belong to Małgorzata. A few days later, a man named Armand Duval, for whom the purchase of the writer is an extremely valuable souvenir, pays him a visit. It turns out that Duval was a lover of Małgorzata, but their relationship ended tragically. An unusual guest decides to tell the writer the dramatic story of their love.

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