Title: La peau de chagrin
Poet Raphael de Valentin is down on his luck until a friend introduces him into society. He meets the Countess Fedora, and after she reads his poems, his work becomes an overnight sensation. Raphael falls in love with Fedora, but she refuses to have anything to do with him.
Alain Berliner (adaptation), Alexandra Deman (adaptation), Honoré de Balzac (novel)