Irene Nemirovsky - The Misunderstanding [15 Minute Drama]

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
Comments
0120190121

Yves is a disappointed young man, scarred by the First World War. He returns to the Spanish resort where he spent blissful childhood holidays, and becomes infatuated by the beautiful, bored Denise, whose rich husband is away on business and Denise falls passionately in love with him.
But their relationship is snagged by both personal and social thorns and back in Paris their love is challenged by a mutual misunderstanding. The story alternates from the perspective of the lovers.

Yves - Joseph Kloska
Denise - Sarah Smart
Francette - Charlotte Sienna Lee
Jessaint - Jake Ferretti
Waiter - Evan Jones

Translated by Sandra Smith
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Further info:
The Misunderstanding published in 1926 has been described as Nemirovsky's Madame Bovary. In this early novel she examines the effects of an extra-marital affair. The story alternates from the perspective of the lovers so from the man to the woman.
Nemirovsky displays a kind of hidden regret that human beings are so imperfect. Real excoriating passionate emotion, expressed with truthful intensity and cool wit leaps from every page/scene. Fire banked down with ice. It's a brilliant synthesis that illuminates the gaping fissures in the French class system wrought by the first world war and industrialisation.

Dramatisation of Irene Nemirovsky's (Suite Francaise) beautiful and beguiling debut novel.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0220190122

From Denise's perspective. Denise, a married woman, on holiday in Hendaye falls passionately in love with Yves, a veteran of the Great War. When they return to Paris Yves is poor and must return to his mundane office job . Denise feels the tone of their relationship change without understanding why; she wants him more than ever.

Denise - Sarah Smart
Yves - Joseph Kloska
Francette - Charlotte Sienna Lee
Ja Ja- Rupert Hill
Madame Franchevielle - Emma Gregory

Translated by Sandra Smith
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Sarah Smart stars in this study of an extra-marital affair in post-World War One France.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0320190123

Yves's finances are in dire straits but he gets an opportunity to start afresh with a friend in Finland. Denise is distraught at the lack of contact from him.

Denise - Sarah Smart
Yves - Joseph Kloska
Jean Lors - Jake Ferretti
Francette - Charlotte Sienna Lee
Adel - Emma Gregory

Translated by Sandra Smith
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Love, class, infidelity and PTSD combine in this beguiling love story set in 1920s Paris

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0420190124

Denise invites Yves to a restaurant with friends but it only serves to remind him of his lack of wealth. They're pushed further apart, and Denise is desperate to reconcile their relationship.

Denise - Sarah Smart
Yves - Joseph Kloska
Mr. Clarke/Jessaint - Jake Ferretti
Mrs. Clarke/Mme Franchevielle - Emma Gregory

Translated by Sandra Smith
Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris

Nemirovsky's beguiling story of an extra marital affair in post-World War One France.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

0520190125

Final episode of Irene Nemirovsky's complex and beguiling love story set in 1920s Paris.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations