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Unfaithful

Theatrical Poster
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Produced by Adrian Lyne
G. Mac Brown
Written by Alvin Sargent and William Broyles Jr. (Screenplay)
From La Femme infidèle by Claude Chabrol
Starring Diane Lane
Richard Gere
Olivier Martinez
Erik Per Sullivan
Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Cinematography Peter Biziou
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 10, 2002
Running time 124 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $50,000,000
Gross revenue $122,000,000 (Worldwide)
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Unfaithful is a 2002 movie directed by Adrian Lyne. It was adapted by Alvin Sargent and William Broyles Jr. from the French language film La Femme infidèle by Claude Chabrol. Unfaithful movie poster. ... Adrian Lyne (born 4 March 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English filmmaker and producer. ... Alvin Sargent (born in 1931 in Pennsylvania) is a multiple award-winning American screenwriter. ... William Broyles Jr. ... La Femme infidèle is a 1970 French film directed by Claude Chabrol. ... Claude Chabrol (French IPA: ) (born June 24, 1930, Paris) is a French film director and has become well-known since his first film, Le Beau Serge (1958) for his chilling tales of murder, including Le Boucher (1970). ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... Olivier Martinez (born January 12, 1966 in Paris, France) is a French film actor. ... Erik Per Sullivan (born on July 12, 1991) is an American actor. ... Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (b. ... Anne V. Coates (born 12 December 1925) is a Academy Award winning British film editor with a 40-year-plus career in film editing. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Adrian Lyne (born 4 March 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English filmmaker and producer. ... Alvin Sargent (born in 1931 in Pennsylvania) is a multiple award-winning American screenwriter. ... William Broyles Jr. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... La Femme infidèle is a 1970 French film directed by Claude Chabrol. ... Claude Chabrol (French IPA: ) (born June 24, 1930, Paris) is a French film director and has become well-known since his first film, Le Beau Serge (1958) for his chilling tales of murder, including Le Boucher (1970). ...

Contents

Plot

The story centers on Constance (Diane Lane) and Edward (Richard Gere) as a couple living in the New York City suburbs whose marriage goes dangerously awry when she indulges in an adulterous fling. Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...


Connie takes a train into Manhattan's Grand Central Station, but has difficulty trying to walk through the area in a windstorm. As she chases after taxis, she bumps into a stranger (Olivier Martinez). They both fall but Connie scrapes her knees. Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, a borough of New York City, located... Olivier Martinez (born January 12, 1966 in Paris, France) is a French film actor. ...


The stranger offers to take Connie to his apartment to clean off the scrape. At that moment, an empty cab goes by, but she decides to take the stranger up on his offer, instead of heading back to the train station.


He introduces himself as Paul Martel, a Frenchman who buys and sells used books. Connie decides that she feels uncomfortable and tells Paul that she needs to go home. He lets her go but gives her a book of poetry (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) as a gift. Later that night, Connie tells her husband about the incident but does not elaborate on her visit to Paul's apartment. This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


The next morning, after Edward and Charlie leave, she picks up the poetry book from Paul. His business card falls out. She then takes the train into Manhattan again and calls him from Grand Central. He invites her over for coffee.


When Connie enters into Paul's apartment, he has soft music playing and asks her to dance. At first she is hesitant, decides that it is wrong, and then starts to leave the building. But when she has to come back into the apartment because she forgot her coat, Paul grabs her and kisses her.


Connie and Paul start having a sensual affair. Later, Edward begins to suspect something when Connie increases the frequency with which she visits Manhattan, and when she no longer seems to be interested in him. After one of Edward's co-workers spots Connie and Paul kissing in a downtown cafe, Edward hires a detective (played by Dominic Chianese ) to follow Connie. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ...

Paul (Olivier Martinez) and Connie (Diane Lane) share an intimate moment.

The detective comes back with pictures of Connie and Paul, which devastates Edward. He decides to go visit Paul. But when he arrives at the apartment building, he is unable to get in the front door so he walks back to the car. Just as he turns his back, he sees Connie come out of the building, get into her car and drive off. Edward then slips inside when an old man opens the door to exit the building. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Olivier Martinez (born January 12, 1966 in Paris, France) is a French film actor. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ...


Edward confronts Paul and gets angrier and angrier with him. Edward finds a snow globe in the apartment, which Paul explains was given to him by Connie as a present. Edward is shocked as he originally gave Connie the globe as a present. While sitting on Paul's bed Edward begins to feel ill, and in a sudden moment of rage uses the snow globe to hit Paul several times on the head. Blood begins to pour from Paul's head and he collapses to the floor.

Edward (Richard Gere) picks up a snowglobe

Edward then starts to panic, but manages to clean up the blood and wipe his fingerprints from everything he touched. He wraps Paul's dead body in a rug. Just as he is about to leave, the phone rings. It is Connie, who leaves a message on the answering machine saying that she needs to end the affair. Edward erases the message and leaves. He dumps Paul's body in the trunk of his car, and later that night, drives the body to the dump and leaves it among the rubbish. Image File history File links Unfaithful. ... Image File history File links Unfaithful. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ...


Later, two police detectives show up at the Sumner home. They say that Paul's wife had reported him missing, and they found Connie's phone number in his apartment. Connie says that she only met him once.


A week later, the detectives come back and say that they have found Paul's body at the dump. Connie becomes very upset but maintains that she only met him once. Edward also tells the police that he'd never met Paul before. Later that night when Connie drops off Edward's clothes to the dry cleaners, she finds the photos of Paul and herself, and realizes that Edward must have known about the affair. She later finds out that Edward murdered Paul when she sees that the snow globe she gave to Paul is now back in her home.


Edward and Connie confront each other about what each had done. Connie burns the photographs and Edward offers to turn himself in. Connie replies that he shouldn't and they will get through it together. Connie then picks up the snow globe and the bottom of the globe comes loose. Inside is a note from Edward saying that she is the best part of every day (which explains why Edward became irate when he saw it in Paul's apartment).


Later, Edward and Connie are in their car stopped at an intersection, talking about what they should do next. As this conversation goes on for a long time, the traffic lights change many times from red to green and back again, casting light on their faces. Finally, the camera pulls back to reveal that their car is stopped next to a police station.


Cast

Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Erik Per Sullivan (born on July 12, 1991) is an American actor. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... Olivier Martinez (born January 12, 1966 in Paris, France) is a French film actor. ... Michelle Monaghan (born March 23, 1976, Winthrop, Iowa, USA) is an American actress. ... Charles Chad Lowe (born January 15, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio, USA) is an American television actor, and the brother of actor Rob Lowe. ... Erich Anderson is an actor who has starred in film and on television. ... Kate Burton (born on 10 September 1957 in Geneva, Switzerland) is an American actress. ... Margaret Colin is an actress born on May 26, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a police officer and a crop duster. ... Dominic Chianese (born February 24, 1931) in Bronx, New York, is an Italian-American actor and performer. ... Salem Ludwig (July 31, 1915 - April 1, 2007) was an American character actor and acting instructor. ...

Development

Casting

Brad Pitt and Ryan Phillippe were offered the role of Paul. However during pre-production, the producers received a video taped audition from Olivier Martinez and he ended up receiving the part. Robert Redford was offered the role of Edward. William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Ryan Phillippe (born Matthew Ryan Phillippe on September 10, 1974) is an American actor. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ...


To prepare for the initial love scene between Paul and Connie, director Adrian Lyne had Diane Lane watch the film Aimée & Jaguar. Aimée & Jaguar is a 1999 German war and drama film set during World War II. It was written and directed by Max Färberböck, based upon Erica Fischers book, chronicling the actual lives of Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim during that time period. ...


The house used in the film (the Sumner's residence) is located in White Plains, New York. The crew built a dock on the pond in the back just for the movie. White Plains (New York) White Plains is a city in south-central Westchester County, New York, about 4 miles (6 km) east of the Hudson River and 2. ...


Bloopers

While watching the movie keep an eye on the top of the screen. In several scenes you can see the boom mike following the actors.


Awards

The movie was nominated for more than 10 awards, including the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress (Lane), a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Lane), and Best Sound Editing in a Feature. The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Unfaithful (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1126 words)
Unfaithful is a 2002 movie directed by Adrian Lyne.
The story centers on Constance "Connie"/"Con" (Diane Lane) and Edward "Ed" Sumner (Richard Gere) as a couple living in the New York City suburbs whose marriage goes dangerously awry when she indulges in an adulterous fling.
To prepare for the initial love scene between Paul and Connie, director Adrian Lyne had Diane Lane watch the film Aimée and Jaguar.
Film Reviews on CLUAS - Unfaithful (519 words)
She represents an inspired piece of casting - Lane is gorgeous in much the same way as Helen Hunt, these ladies both glow on screen but unconsciously convey emotional depth coloured by a sense of loss and yearning.
Midway through “Unfaithful” there is loads of sex - they’re at it in the mens’ room, in the cinema, in the hallway, and the odd piece of dialogue gets thrown in during afterglow moments.
However before we (or Connie) get too hung up on the joys of illicit sex the warning signals are writ large - one of Constance’s friends tells her in the most priggish way that she herself had an affair and that it was the one thing in her life she regretted.
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