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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
Geneviève 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-François Rémi 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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