The Children of the Century

Les Enfants
du Siècle

A film by Diane Kurys

Les Enfants du Siècle (Children of the Century) features Juliette Binoche
in the role of the legendary French novelist George Sand in an ambitious romance directed by Oscar nominee Diane Kurys.


The true story begins just as George Sand quits her marital home for Paris with her two young children in toe and embarks on a literary career. Meanwhile the young poet and dandy Alfred de Musset (Benoit Magimel)
is busy making a name for himself as a womaniser and as a talented poet and critic.


Sand and Musset first meet at a literary dinner and quickly recognise in
each other a like minded love of literature. At first their relationship remains platonic, but soon they embark on a turbulent affair despite the scandalous fact that he is 5 years her junior and she is a married woman.


Their desire to find inspiration leads them to embark on a hazardous journey to Venice, where his opium abuse and violence and her sickness and subsequent affair with a handsome young doctor threatens to destroy
them both.

Official Selection

Toronto Film Festival

George Sand

Juliette Binoche

Alfred de Musset


Pietro Pagello

Stefano Dionisi

Fançois Buloz
robin renucci

Marie Dorval
Karin Viard

Aimée d'Alton
Isabelle Carré

Gustave Planche
Patrick Chesnais

Alfred Tattet
Arnaud Giovaninetti

Denis Podalydès

Les Enfants du siècle
– Trailers –

French teaser


French trailer with English subtitles


US home entertainment trailer


Japanese trailer


German TV spot


Italian trailer


– Posters –


– Stills –


– Select Scene –

"I should have died that day"


– From the archives –

Interviews with Juliette Binoche & Benoît Magimel


Sand & Musset featurette


Deleted scenes & alternate ending


Behind-the-scenes footage


– Soundtrack –
Les Enfants du Siècle

"Les Enfants du Siècle" by Luis Bacalov

"L'Amour en Fuite" by Luis Bacalov


– Documents –
Les Enfants du Siècle

Press kit
PDF - French

Les Enfants du Siècle

Movie card
PDF - French

Les Enfants du Siècle


PDF - French


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