Lady Chatterley (2006)

The French offer their take on one of D.H. Lawrence's most scandalous novels.

Lady Chatterley lives with her paraplegic mine owning husband in the English countryside. Her ventures into the nearby woods bring her closer to nature and to the gameskeeper. Her affair with the muscular and nature loving man develops into a loving relationship as her status becomes more distasteful to her.

The film is superb with little cliché. There is quite a lot of gratuitous nudity, but the story and character development remain the focus.

While the book achieved much controversy and subsequent film interpretations garnered the same, it does provoke some excellent questions regarding socially imposed expectations, commitment, love, and instinct. I am certain that my conclusions would differ with Mr. Lawrence, but I do appreciate his take on justice.


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