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Love and the Frenchwoman (1960)

La française et l'amour (original title)
The seven stages of woman - seven stories about French women and love in the sixties.

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(scenario and dialogue: "L'Enfance"), (scenario and dialogue: "L'Adolescence") | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Porel ...
Mme. Bazouche (segment "Enfance, L'")
Pierre-Jean Vaillard ...
Eugene Bazouche (segment "Enfance, L'")
...
Dr. Dufieux (segment "Enfance, L'")
Micheline Dax ...
Lulu (segment "Enfance, L'")
Noël Roquevert ...
Col. Chappe (segment "Enfance, L'")
...
Mme. Tronche (segment "Enfance, L'")
Martine Lambert ...
Gisele Bazouche (segment "Enfance, L'")
Alain Morat ...
Jaja Bazouche (segment "Enfance, L'") (as Bibi Morat)
Jacques Duby ...
Monsieur Victor (segment "Enfance, L'")
Pierre Paulet ...
Driver (segment "Enfance, L'")
Sophie Desmarets ...
Lucienne, Bichette's mother (segment "Adolescence, L'")
Annie Sinigalia ...
Bichette (segment "Adolescence, L'")
...
Edouard, Bichette's father (segment "Adolescence, L'")
Roger Pierre ...
Pierre-Louis ...
(segment "Adolescence, L'")
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The seven stages of woman - seven stories about French women and love in the sixties.

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23 September 1960 (West Germany)  »

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LOVE AND THE FRENCHWOMAN (Henri Decoin, Jean Delannoy, Michel Boisrond, Rene' Clair, Henri Verneuil, Christian-Jaque and Jean Paul Le Chanois, 1960) **1/2
19 June 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This is one of the innumerable portmanteau films which flooded the European market during the 50s and 60s. I haven't watched that many of them and, actually, have a few on VHS which I still need to check out! It isn't anything special, really, but certainly passes the time agreeably enough - featuring some amusing animation during the narrated linking sequences.

None of the seven directors creates a classic with his individual segment - but, as is to be expected, some episodes are better than others: the funniest is the first by Decoin about the dilemma parents face when it is time for them to explain to their children how babies are born; the fourth segment by Clair is fairly sophisticated but rather lacks the wit of his best work; the fifth by Verneuil concerns adultery, with the two men involved played by Paul Meurisse (the husband) and Jean-Paul Belmondo (the lover); the sixth episode by Christian-Jaque about the surmounting legal problems of a couple about to divorce (despite their mutual consent to it!) is delightfully enacted by Annie Girardot and Francois Perier; the rest are watchable but not especially rewarding.

By the way, though the film is supposed to be 143 minutes long, the Fox Lorber DVD ran for only 132!


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