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25 May 1960 (France) See more »
A wealthy and bored woman is witness of a murder in affection and meets another witness. She asks him about the history of the victim and falls in love with him. | Add synopsis »
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Jeanne Moreau ... Anne Desbarèdes

Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Chauvin
Pascale de Boysson ... Bar's owner
Jean Deschamps ... M. Desbarèdes
Didier Haudepin ... Pierre
Colette Régis ... Miss Giraud
Valeric Dobuzinsky ... Assassin (as Valéric)

Directed by
Peter Brook 
Writing credits
Marguerite Duras (novel)

Marguerite Duras (adaptation) &
Gérard Jarlot (adaptation)

Produced by
Raoul Lévy .... producer (as Raoul J. Lévy)
Original Music by
Antonio Diabelli 
Cinematography by
Armand Thirard 
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
Production Design by
Robert André 
Makeup Department
Jean Paul Ulysse .... makeup artist (as J.P. Ulysse)
Production Management
Roger Debelmas .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Serge Vallin .... assistant director
Sound Department
William Robert Sivel .... sound

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91 min | France:95 min | Argentina:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Miscellaneous: In original release copies the title card read "Moderato contabile", but they were not retired from circulation.See more »
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Referenced in A Woman Is a Woman (1961)See more »


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I love it, 17 June 2015
Author: Armand from Romania

for the Duras's atmosphere. for the lead actors. for the story, landscapes, dialogs, the piano lesson or for its end. for the illustration of a state of soul as result of a mixture of sin, fear, high expectations and fall. a film about a woman and a man. all in simple manner presented. a town. and few meetings. and level of dark revelation. a film of silhouettes and silence. and it is enough for discover an universe who could be part from yourself. a film about choices. and about a strange form of music. Jeanne Moreau is not a surprise. Belmondo is the perfect choice despite the expectations about other actor if you read the novel. the result - not comfortable but good occasion for reflection. about love. and about versions of Madame Bovary.

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