A romantic thriller set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, THERESE is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge based on Emile Zola’s scandalous novel, “Thérèse Raquin”. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of “Martha Marcy May Marlene”), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the “Harry Potter” franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac of “Drive”), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
Rounding out the cast of THERESE are Shirley Henderson (“Trainspotting”), John Kavanagh (HBO’s The Tudors), Mackenzie Crook (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) and Matt Lucas (“Alice in Wonderland”).
Directed and written by Charlie Stratton, THERESE is produced by Mickey Liddell, CEO of LD Entertainment, Pete Shilaimon, head of production at LD Entertainment, and William Horberg. Jennifer Monroe and Richard Sharkey serve as the film’s executive producers. LD Entertainment will also distribute the film.
The film’s creative team includes cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister (“The Deep Blue Sea”), production designer Uli Hanisch (“Cloud Atlas”) and costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud (“Albert Nobbs”). The editor is Paul Tothill (“Atonement”) and the composer is Oscar-winner Gabriel Yared (“In the Land of Blood and Honey”).
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