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Cheri and Lea live together as lovers even though Lea is some 25 years older than Cheri, and was his aunt. Cheri is the son with an unknown father of a famous aging courtesan, Lea's close friend. After six years in each other's arms, Cheri is hooked up into an arranged marriage, and leaves Lea. They are both broken hearted by the separation, and Cheri at times will hang around the corner by Lea's house, waiting for her to return from the south...
Colette lets us follow the story of Chéri, his marriage, and his relationship to his much older, former lover, to its conclusion. The focus here is entirely on the young man himself....
The Other One
A playwright sees his work through to theater production, while his son alerts his wife to the drama played out at his home: a ménage à trois. Colette keeps the focus on all characters involved, but uses the wife's point of view....
Renee Nere is now 36 - it is three years after she leaves Max and she sees him again with his wife and young child. He doesn't even recognize her, and she in turn feels nothing for him. Renee is now living as an independent woman on a small income from a inheritance. She has left the music hall and is thinking once again of writing seriously. This time, however, she falls in love with her friend May's lover Jean. Renee is resigned to putting on the ...
It is a circa 1910 and a French woman, who is divorced from her well to do husband, is thinking about the hardship of her present life working on the music hall stage of Paris. Renee Nere is still youthful, beautiful and artistic at 33, and still attracts many admirers, but she is haunted by her former husband. She is happy for now to enjoy only the company of her black French bulldog, Flosette. She wants to start seriously writing again, f...
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