"Balzac: A Life of Passion"
Directed by Josee Dayan
Gerard Depardieu stars
as the French literary genius Honore de Balzac in this epic television
production that dramatizes the writer's professional and private passions.
Balzac's relationship with the married Russian countess Eve Hanska plays a
prominent part in this extravagant presentation. The excellent
supporting cast includes Jeanne Moreau, Fanny Ardant and Virna Lisi. French with English subtitles. 210 minutes.