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|Directed by||Claude Autant-Lara|
|Screenplay by|| Jean Aurenche |
by Michel Davet
|Produced by||Pierre Guerlais|
|Starring|| Odette Joyeux |
|Edited by||Madeleine Gug|
|Music by||René Cloërec|
Love Story (French : Douce) is a 1943 French romantic drama film directed by Claude Autant-Lara. 
At the end of the 19th century, Irène was the governess of the young Douce de Bonafé and had the manager Fabien as a lover, with whom Douce was in love. Fabien would like to take Irene to Canada, but she is tempted by the idea of marrying the master of the house, a widower, Douce's father. She throws herself into Fabien's arms, who leaves with her and takes revenge on Irene and her masters, but he is gradually seduced by the young girl.
Douce is ready to live poor, far from France and her family, but not to replace her governess. She is about to return to her family when she tragically dies.
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The Forsyte Saga, first published under that title in 1922, is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by the English author John Galsworthy, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of a large upper-middle-class English family that is similar to Galsworthy's. Only a few generations removed from their farmer ancestors, its members are keenly aware of their status as "new money". The main character, the solicitor and connoisseur Soames Forsyte, sees himself as a "man of property" by virtue of his ability to accumulate material possessions, but that does not succeed in bringing him pleasure.
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