MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,910 this week

Les jeux sont faits (1947)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  2 July 1947 (France)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 142 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

Two people learn to love each other in the afterlife and get a second chance.

Director:

Writers:

(original scenario), (dialogue), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3056 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Les jeux sont faits (1947)

Les jeux sont faits (1947) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Les jeux sont faits.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Paris, during the winter after its Liberation. Jean Diego meets up with his friend Raymond Lecuyer again. A tramp, pretending that he the Destiny, predicts Jean will meet the most beautiful... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani, Yves Montand
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a lovely wife and her new husband, settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers he may want to kill her.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere
Paris Frills (1945)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Philippe Clarence, a famous Parisian dressmaker, seduces his friend's fiancee. But, for the 1st time in his life, this is for real. The film is also a sharp picture of the fashion world.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Raymond Rouleau, Micheline Presle, Jean Chevrier
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers
The Stranger (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young
Suspicion (1941)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A shy young English woman marries a charming gentleman, then begins to suspect him of trying to kill her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jean de Marguenat
Stars: Noël-Noël, Géo Lastry
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Marcello Pagliero ...
Marguerite Moreno ...
La dame de l'au-delà
Charles Dullin ...
Le marquis
Fernand Fabre ...
André Charlier
Jacques Erwin ...
Jean Aguerra
Colette Ripert ...
Lucette
Marcel Mouloudji ...
Lucien Derjeu
Guy Decomble ...
Poulain
Howard Vernon ...
Le chef milicien
Jim Gérald ...
Renaudel
Renaud Mary ...
Un milicien
André Carnège ...
Le ministre de la justice
Andrée Ducret ...
Madame Astin
Robert Dalban ...
Georges
Edit

Storyline

Eve and Pierre are killed independently at the same time. They learn to know and love each other in the afterlife. They get a second chance back in life so they can prove their absolute love. But can they put their pasts behind them ? Written by Johannes Stahl

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 July 1947 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Chips Are Down  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
They were meant for each other,but..
14 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Whadaya say Jean Delannoy ain't high culture?This is Jean-Paul Sartre!Will this director suffer for eternity from the reputation he got from the "nouvelle vague " clique?At least an user without bias has already written to tell his admiration for "les jeux sont faits".

"Les jeux sont faits" is an unfairly almost unknown movie in France and elsewhere,sometimes by people who praise such works as "heaven can wait" (1943 and 1978)," a matter of life and death" (Powell,1946),"une simple formalité" (Tornatore,circa 1998) and even "the sixth sense"(1999).

Two young people (Micheline Presle and Marcel Pagliero)come back from the realm of the Dead because they "were meant for each other".Their love must overcome everything or else they will have to go back .It might seem easy,but they had not reckoned on there being a society...The others... In "huis clos",there's Sartre's famous sentence "l'enfer c'est les autres"(=hell comes from the other ones")She comes from a wealthy milieu ,he's a working-class hero.Too many things come between them ."Les jeux sont faits" ,from the very beginning.

A good editing, an intriguing "paradise"(?) without a single religious touch,the person who facilitates the communication between the two worlds being an ordinary secretary (a wonderful Marguerite Moreno).And the last picture is poetic and ,what might seem strange in Sartre's world,leaves some hope to the viewer.

Outside the already mentioned works,people who like this should catch "Orphée" (Jean Cocteau,1950) and ,above all,"huis clos"(Jacqueline Audry,one of the very few women who were directors at the time,1954).


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Les jeux sont faits (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?