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Watch: UK Trailer For 'Confession Of A Child Of The Century' Starring Pete Doherty & Charlotte Gainsbourg

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 7, 2012 at 10:37AM

Every year, a select batch of films are chosen for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and they all come with wide-eyed hopes and dreams. But once the red carpet is rolled up, there are always a few pictures that disappear, left to the arthouse dustbin of time. "Confession Of A Child Of Century," an autobiographical tale by Alfred de Musset that tells of his affair with George Sand (the pseudonym of Baroness Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin), appears to fall into the latter category.
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Pete Doherty And Charlotte Gainsbourg In "Confessions Of A Child Of The Century"

Every year, a select batch of films are chosen for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and they all come with wide-eyed hopes and dreams. But once the red carpet is rolled up, there are always a few pictures that disappear, left to the arthouse dustbin of time. "Confession Of A Child Of Century," aautobiographical tale by Alfred de Musset that tells of his affair with George Sand (the pseudonym of Baroness Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin), appears to fall into the latter category.

The film stars U.K.'s favourite drug addicted, once kinda-famous, now-washed-out musician Pete Doherty, who makes his acting debut alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg. Doherty takes the lead of Octavian, who narrates the story, while Gainsbourg takes the role of Brigitte, a young widow with whom he also has a dalliance. The film is directed by Sylvie Verheyde, a name not so well known on this side of the pond, who directed the rather good coming-of-age tale “Stella” (see our review).

Reviews weren't exactly kind to the film when it premiered earlier this year and buzz hasn't been good, but if anything it at least looks handsomely put together. 'Confession' opens today in the U.K. -- no U.S. distribution yet and we wouldn't hold our breath on that happening.

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