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Amants, Les (1958)

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Original Title : Amants, Les
Director : Louis Malle
Writer : Louise de Vilmorin
Dominique Vivant
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Music : Johannes Brahms
Photography : Henri Decaë
Distributor : Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Zenith International Films, Kinokuniya, New Yorker Films
IMDB ID : 0052556
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Amants, Les (1958) - Louis Malle
 

Starring

Jeanne Moreau Jeanne Tournier
Alain Cuny Henri Tournier
José Luis de Villalonga Raoul Flores (as José Villalonga)
Jean-Marc Bory Bernard Dubois-Lambert
Judith Magre Maggy Thiebaut-Leroy
Gaston Modot Coudray
Michèle Girardon La secrétaire
Claude Mansard Marcelot
Georgette Lobre Marthe
Patricia Maurin Catherine, fille de Jeanne
Lucienne Hamon Chantal
Pierre Frag 
Gib Grossac 
Jean-Claude Brialy Un garçon a manège (uncredited)
 

Plot

Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris?
 

Comments

In 1959 this film was considered as something close to porno, but this is far enough from the reality. Jeanne Moreau was young, nice and attractive. She was the star of this film, which goes slowly as usual in French cinema's style. When you see this type of film you must become a psychologist to penetrate inside the brains of each hero and make some conclusions. Accordingly I concluded that life is not a straight line, suddenly something may happen in our lives that deviate completely this straight line. Formal ethics accepted by the society goes sometimes to extremes that does not enable the persons to behave and feel happy. What's wrong when the current life is disrupted to start a new one? At this point I advise you to see this old, and black and white film, which may compel you to think and to conclude something new, probably different to what I am saying here.
 
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Amants, Les (1958) - Louis Malle
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