The Story of Adèle H.

The Story of Adèle H. (L’histoire d’Adèle H.)

Copresented by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies

Victor Hugo’s daughter Adèle is the subject of this French historical drama, directed by François Truffaut. A portrait of obsession and madness taken from her own diaries, the film describes how Adèle’s obsessive, unrequited love for a military officer leads to her downfall. (1975, dir. François Truffaut, 96 min.)

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