Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
2013 Toronto Film Festival
“A beautifully mounted and impressively intense adaptation of Emile Zola’s tale of adultery and murder in 19th century Paris… Olsen makes for a mesmerizing Therese.” —Mark Adams, Screen Daily