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Les jeux sont faits (1947)

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

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Marcello Pagliero ...
Marguerite Moreno ...
Charles Dullin ...
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
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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

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2 July 1947 (France)  »

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The Chips Are Down  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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haunting movie, especially when you discover it as a kid
18 January 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I was ten when I began watching good movies. Les Jeux Sont Faits was one of them, and as a young boy, this romantic fantastic noir from 1947 impressed me deeply and forever. Except that I was too young to remember the title of the movie and the director's and actors name, ... but the story, impossible to forget, haunting me for nearly forty years.

And last week, searching in a huge video club, I finally rediscovered it. What a surprise : Jean Delannoy, Jean-Paul Sartre, Micheline Presles and the great cinematographer Christian Matras (three masterpieces with Max Ophüls and many more).

Despite a too old cassette edition, the souvenir was intact and the emotion even stronger. A real forgotten french romantic fantastic noir movie masterpiece, sadly with no DVD edition, I just don't understand.

But maybe we can think of hope with the "musée Jean Delannoy", time will tell ...


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