An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want... See full summary »

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Raymond Souplex ...
M. Paul
André Valmy ...
Lieutenant Besnard / Bandit Chief
Henri Vilbert ...
Héléna Manson ...
La commère (une paysanne normande)
Dora Doll ...
Juliette
Simone Valère ...
Isé, la soubrette
Gabrielle Fontan ...
La vendeuse à la toilette
Wanda Ottoni
Rosy Varte ...
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Edmond Ardisson ...
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An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want to lynch her for collaborating with the Nazis. They move to Paris, but their relationship quickly turns stormy after they get involved in profiteering, prostitution and murder... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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9 March 1949 (France)  »

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Finnish censorship register # 030607. See more »

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Manon Lescaut: There is nothing dirty when we love each other.
["Il n'y a rien de dégoûtant quand on s'aime."]
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Version of The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Manon Lescaut (1980) See more »

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Dark love-story
15 December 2003 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

It's your typical Henri-Georges Clouzot romance: boy meets girl, girl wants money, boy starts life of crime, boy and girl meet tragic fate. Star of the show Cécile Aubry is one hot chick and I can see why men would risk life, limb and reputation for her, but as an actress she's a bit too lightweight to be a convincing femme fatale. There is still plenty to like however: Clouzot's virtuousity with the camera, gorgeous cinematography and humor so dark it makes Kill Bill look like a Danny Kaye vehicle.

***1/3


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