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Swann in Love
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff • 1984 • France
Starring Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti, Alain Delon
Volker Schlöndorff’s sumptuous adaptation of the first volume of Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” stars Jeremy Irons as the appropriately named Charles Swann, a beautiful bachelor, majestic in manner, but prone to foul displays of emotion. He swims in the best circles of 1890s Paris, until a destructive love for a seductive courtesan named Odette (Ornella Muti) leads him astray.