Isabelle Huppert is "ravishingly erotic" (Newsday) as Madame Bovary in acclaimed director Claude Chabrol's masterful adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's novel. An uncompromising portrait of a woman desperate to escape her bourgeois life, Madame Bovary is a "triumphant (and) provocative" (Rolling Stone) tale of passion and destruction. The beautiful and fiercely sensual Emma Bovary (Huppert) is trapped in a loveless marriage with a small-town physician (Jean-Francois Balmer). Possessed by a burning hunger for life and love, Emma pursues scandalous affairs with passionate abandon. But when her equally reckless spending triggers a financial crisis, she must gain control over her behaviour before she completely destroys the lives of those around her.