- Emma Mackey, Romain Duris,
- August 12th 2022
- Martin Bourboulon
Eiffel Tower engineer Gustave Eiffel meets a mysterious woman from his past in this work of historical fiction.
After breaking through with the English-language TV show Sex Education, people may forget that Emma Mackey is both French and English.
Eiffel, directed by Martin Bourboulon, will certainly remind people of her background.
In this French romance drama, Mackey plays Adrienne de Restac, the wife of journalist Antoine de Restac.
One day in the late 1880s, she is introduced to Gustave Eiffel (Romain Duris), whose company is constructing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and it becomes clear from their charged reunion that they’ve not only met before but there is a lot of history between them.
Through a series of flashbacks to the 1860s, we learn what happened between the engineer and the imagined love of his life.
Eiffel is not a biographical drama but a work of historical fiction.
The construction of the tower is largely based on fact but Eiffel’s story with Adrienne is entirely made up.
It’s a shame the...