Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Cheri is an upcoming film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend, and directed by Stephen Frears. It is an adaptation of the novel by French author Colette. The film premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

Composer Alexandre Desplat composed the original score for the movie which will be released on CD via VareseSarabande.


Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed by Alexandre Desplat

Michelle Pfeiffer

Performed by London Symphony Orchestra

Set in the luxurious demi-monde of pre-First World War Paris, Chéri is the story of the love affair between the beautiful retired courtesan Léa (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Chéri (Rupert Friend), the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux (Kathy Bates). Léa has educated the spoilt and callow boy in the ways of love, but after six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmée (Felicity Jones), daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Léa and Chéri try to come to terms with their imminent separation, but the roots of their life of ease and pleasure reach deeper than even they imagine and they begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another. CHÉRI is the latest film from Oscar-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, The Grifters).

The sumptuous score is by Oscar nominee, Alexandre Desplat.

CHÉRI will begin an International rollout across Europe this April, and will arrive in U.S. theatres this June.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 961 2 Release Date: 06/09/09

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