Loulou (1980)

Original Title : Loulou
Director : Maurice Pialat
Writer : Arlette Langmann
Maurice Pialat
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Yves Gasser , Klaus Hellwig , Yves Peyrot
Music : Philippe Sarde
Photography : Pierre-William Glenn
Jacques Loiseleux
Distributor : Artificial Eye
IMDB ID : 0081076
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poster for "Loulou" by Maurice Pialat (1980)
Loulou (1980) - Maurice Pialat


Isabelle Huppert Nelly
Gérard Depardieu Loulou
Guy Marchand André
Humbert Balsan Michel
Bernard Tronczak Rémy
Christian Boucher Peirot
Frédérique Cerbonnet Dominique
Jacqueline Dufranne Mémère
Willy Safar Jean-Louis
Agnès Rosier Cathy
Patricia Coulet Marité
Jean-Claude Meilland Jean-Claude, le gars du casse
Patrick Playez Thomas
Gérald Garnier Lulu
Catherine De Guirchitch Marie-Jo
Jean Van Herzeele René
Patrick Poivey Philippe
Xavier Saint-Macary Bernard


Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Isabelle Huppert abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed layabout Depardieu. His charms include focusing his energy into sex.


Great dialogue, even better if you understand the original, 27 August 2002 Author: P J Kerrigan (pjksfo) from People's Republic of Berkeley, CA, USA Given the exhaustive and thoughtful review by the previous poster, I won't be redundant. This movie contains one of the best lines I've ever heard: As Nelly rides away with LouLou on his motorcycle, Andre poutfully spouts (rough english) "But you can't discuss books with him!", Nelly replies "I don't discuss books, I read them!".Priceless.