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Autre Homme, Une Autre Chance, Un (1977)

Original Title : Un autre homme, une autre chance
Director : Claude Lelouch
Writer : Claude Lelouch
Genre : Western
Country : France
USA
Language : French - English
Producer : Georges Dancigers , Alexandre Mnouchkine
Music : Francis Lai
Photography : Stanley Cortez
Jacques Lefrançois
IMDB ID : 0076847
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poster for "Autre Homme, Une Autre Chance, Un" by Claude Lelouch (1977)
Autre Homme, Une Autre Chance, Un (1977) - Claude Lelouch
 

Starring

¬James Caan David Williams
¬Genevi√®ve Bujold Jeanne Leroy (as Genevieve Bujold
¬Francis Huster Francis Leroy
¬Susan Tyrrell Debby/Alice
¬Jennifer Warren Mary Williams
¬Rossie Harris Simon
¬Linda Lee Lyons Sarah
¬Jacques Villeret Customer
¬Fred Stuthman Mary's Father
¬Diana Douglas I
¬Michael Berryman 1st Bandit
¬William S. Bartman Telegrapher (as William Bartman
¬Dominic Barto Wounded Man
¬Richard Farnsworth Stagecoach Driver (as Bill Farnsworth
¬George Flaherty Sheriff Carter
¬Robert Tessier Blacksmith
¬Walter Barnes Foster
¬Simon Eine Francis' Friend
¬Bernard Behrens Springfield
¬Oliver Clark I
¬Tony Crupi Billy the Kid
¬Don Davis VI
¬Burton Gilliam Sheriff Murphy
¬Rance Howard Wagonmaster
¬Charles Knapp Store Owner
¬Scott Walker I
¬Leonard P. Geer 2nd Bandit (as Lennie Geer
¬Jean-Fran√ois R√©mi Jeanne's Father (as Jean-Francois Remi
¬Dick Armstrong Wagon Train Preacher (uncredited
¬Pierre Barouh Streetsinger (uncredited
¬Jeannie Barton Woman in Town (uncredited
¬Stephen Blood Sheriff Gibson (uncredited
¬Jerry Brown III
¬Jeff Chayette I
¬Aram Chorbanian Race Judge (uncredited
¬Jerry Cipperly The Friend (uncredited
¬Philippe Duval Streetsinger (uncredited
¬Gene Earl Sheriff Borden (uncredited
¬Duke Fishman Man in Town (uncredited
¬Charlene Garrett Mrs. Roberts (uncredited
¬Jack Ging Preacher (uncredited
¬Jacques Higelin Streetsinger (uncredited
¬Leo Hohler Atlantic Telegrapher (uncredited
¬Charles Horvath 3rd Bandit (uncredited
¬Ken Johnson I
¬Monty Laird Winner in Saloon (uncredited
¬Christopher Lloyd I
¬Mike H. McGaughy Hanged Man
¬John Megna Loser in Saloon (uncredited
¬Pat O'Connor II
¬Jeff Ramsey Man (uncredited
¬John Roberts XII
¬Vincent Schiavelli Train Traveler (uncredited
¬Walter Scott Jr. Bill (uncredited
¬Milton Selzer Miller (uncredited
¬Don Starr Bank Director (uncredited
¬Rock A. Walker Hanged Man
¬William A. Walker Hanging Preacher (uncredited
¬Tiny Wells Rancher
¬Charles Young I
 

Plot

France 1870: Napoleon III has just lost the war against Prussia and left the country in poverty. Young Jeanne falls in love with photographer Francis, who soon takes her with him when he emigrates to America. In a small town in the still wild west, they build up a small photo shop. Meanwhile animal doctor David lives on his lonesome farm together with his unlucky wife. It takes years and two tragic accidents until Jeanne and David meet. She has already decided to return to France as soon as possible, but then they silently and carefully fall in love for the second time in their lives...
 

Comments

This is one of the best films I have seen in years, hard to believe that it was written and directed almost 27 years ago. A lyrical, beautiful and moving film with a storyline so believable, it is as if I were with them, on the dusty roads and the rolling hills and plains, seeing the Great Southwest unfolding before my eyes. This film is even better if you know some French, but not necessary... The "true to life" historical film has so much meaning on a personal level, it is as if I were "let in" to read someone's private diary, with nothing held back. Such thoughts I wish I had... Thank you so much, to the director and writer, Claude LeLouch, and to the actors James Caan and Geneviéve Bujold. They are all excellent in every way. I wish I could have "been there" myself at this point in time, and after seeing this film I was able to "live in their painting" for just a little while. I actually watched it two times in a row, it was so beautiful in all ways. No "blockbuster" needed here, just the storyline of these people's lives. I can't wait to see what other films this fine French director has brought to the screen, as I had never heard of him before. Caan and Bujold are at their finest, as always. Thanks to both of them, as well.
 
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Autre Homme, Une Autre Chance, Un (1977) - Claude Lelouch
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