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Raul Ruiz

Le temps retrouvé, d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust

169' - 1999 - War, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Latin, French, English
Director: Raul Ruiz Composer: Jorge Arriagada With: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez
922. On his deathbed, Marcel Proust is browsing through photos, looking back on his life. But the real characters mingle with the fictional ones. And gradually, fiction wins out over reality. His life’s only sense lies in the reality of his work, and his work streams before his eyes. His literary characters people his memories, coming to life in the self-contained world of his small apartment on the Rue Hamelin. The happy days and lost paradises in his childhood alternate with the more recent memories of his social and literary life. Proust-Ruiz does his utmost to recreate an impossible timelessness, blending the baroque and the surreal. Here, a universal lack of recognition reigns: no-one is in their rightful place.

Image gallery

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Raul Ruiz


Jorge Arriagada


Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez


Raul Ruiz, Gilles Taurand

Director of Photography

Ricardo Aronovich


Denise de Casabianca

More information


Latin, French, English

Countries of production

Italy, France, Portugal

Screenplay based on

"Le temps retrouvé" (Marcel Proust)



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