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Love Eternal (1943)
"L'éternel retour" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  3 January 1948 (USA)
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Patrice
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Marc
Junie Astor ...
Nathalie la brune
Roland Toutain ...
Lionel
Jane Marken ...
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Achille Frossin
Alexandre Rignault ...
Morholt
Yvonne de Bray ...
Gertrude Frossin
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Patrice is Tristan
26 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

The first Cocteau/Delannoy collaboration.That would not be the only one ("la Princesse de Clèves,1961).

Like "les Visiteurs du Soir" ,"l'Eternel Retour" was the typical Occupation movie : a way to keep reality away .But whereas Carné's work was hailed as an attack against Hitler (Jules Berry's devil was supposed to represent the Fuhrer),Cocteau-Delannoy's fans was sometimes accused of germanophilia.But with hindsight,it's talking nonsense:even if Patrice was a fair-haired Tristan,Jean Marais joined the army and he fought against Nazi Germany.One thing for sure: Jean Marais made his sweater fashionable,and Madeleine Sologne did the same with her hairdo.

This is the "Tristan and Isolde" legend transposed to the contemporary era.Tristan becomes Patrice,Isolde becomes Nathalie (one of the two Nathalie because,like in the story,there are two of them),King Mark simply turns into "Oncle Marc".The dwarf,Frossin,is also featured and is played by Piéral who also appeared in "La Princesse de Clèves" and many historical films.This is really a good directing job by Jean Delannoy,too often slagged off by the Young Turks of the New Wavelet.The castle and the misty banks of the lake are haunting.And Jean Marais is ideally cast as Patrice/Tristan.

If you are interested in the FRench cinema,this is essential viewing.


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