Actors: Ingrid Bergman, Mel Ferrer, Jean Marais, Dora Doll, Juliette Gréco
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Elena and Her Men |
|ELENA AND HER MEN (Eléna et les hommes) is a French movie written and directed by Jean Renoir in 1956.
The setting is Paris, France at the beginning of the 20th century. The Polish princess Elena Sokorowska (Ingrid Bergman) falls in love with Général François Rollan (Jean Marais), a man loved by the people of France and feared by the French government. Rollan's political friends urge him to cash in on his popularity in order to attempt a takeover. They use on Elena's influence to convince the general.
Although in love with the General, Elena is also on the verge of marrying a wealthy shoe magnate and is moreover not blind to the courtship of the most famous seducer of Paris, the Count Henri de Chevincourt (Mel Ferrer). As General Rollan's party unexpectedly wins the legislative elections, Elena is more and more convinced that she's the one to whom Rollan owes his successes. Now that Rollan has got what he wants, Elena thinks that her role has ended but the General wants her to come with him in Paris.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- love triangle/polygon
- liberal/lefty activism
- someone really famous
- (woman) long wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
Events of movie makes character more...
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average build
How much in movie?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
If lots of song/dance...
- lot of singing
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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