The wife of a French lieutenant
The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 English romantic drama film directed by Karel Rice.
For her role in this film, Meryl Streep won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.
Plot of the movie
Two parallel stories with the same actors. One takes place in Victorian and the other in present-day England.
In the first, the London gentleman Charles arrives in a town on the seashore to propose to Ernestina, the daughter of a rich industrialist. There, however, he meets Sara, a woman whom he seduced and then abandoned by a French lieutenant, and now because of that affair she is despised by those around her. However, she keeps waiting for him to come back. It is clear to her and others that he will not return. Charles becomes interested in that woman, and gradually falls passionately in love with her. The local doctor tells him that she suffers from a severe form of melancholy. She could only be cured if she left that town, but she enjoys suffering. Charles wants to help her in every way, even financially. In parallel with that story, the love story of two movie actors, Mike (Jeremy Irons) and Anna (Meryl Streep), who are starring in the movie that is currently being filmed about "the French lieutenant's wife" unfolds. Charles and Sarah. Mike and Anna are in a relationship for the duration of the film, although they each have their own marriage. The two stories, although similar at first glance, will each be resolved in their own way.
The French Lieutenant's Wife on IMDb (Language: English)