An ill-fated love affair scandalizes glittering Belle Époque France in “Chéri,” coming to DVD on October 20, 2009 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Stephen Frears (Best Director, The Queen, 2006; Best Director, The Grifters, 1990), “Chéri” is a sensual and provocative celebration of the meeting of love and lust in the sumptuously realized demimonde of turn-of-the-20th century Paris.
Three-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Best Actress, Love Field, 1992; Best Actress, The Fabulous Baker Boys, 1989; Best Supporting Actress, Dangerous Liaisons, 1988), Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (Best Actress, Misery, 1990) and Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) star in the sensational story of forbidden passion between a famed professional beauty and a man half her age.
Based on the acclaimed and controversial book by French novelist Colette, Chéri was nominated for the coveted Golden Bear award at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.
The film was acclaimed by critics worldwide, with Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter declaring: “Michelle Pfeiffer is radiant.”
DVD Bonus Features for “Chéri”:
• “The Making of “Chéri'”
• Deleted Scenes