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Five Day Lover (1961)

L'amant de cinq jours (original title)
During Madeleine's fashion show Claire meets Antoine and becomes his mistress. Due to the fact that she's married (to a wealthy man) she only spends a few days a week with him. Antoine is ... See full summary »

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Claire
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Madeleine
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Antoine
François Périer ...
Georges
Carlo Croccolo ...
Marius
Claude Mansard ...
Une invité
Albert Michel ...
Blanchet
Albert Mouton ...
Halavoine
Marcella Rovena ...
Madame Chanut
Sylvain ...
Le maître (as Jean Sylvain)
Pierre Repp ...
Pepere
Gib Grossac ...
Taxiste
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Max Doria
Georges Douking
Laure Paillette
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During Madeleine's fashion show Claire meets Antoine and becomes his mistress. Due to the fact that she's married (to a wealthy man) she only spends a few days a week with him. Antoine is also rich, and often taken to meetings by his chauffeur, Marius. However things are more complicated: Antoine is Madeleine lover (Claire's best friend) while George, Claire's husband is quite rich and has a modest job. Everything works perfectly until Madeleine discovers the truth. She prepares her vengéance and organizes a celebration which she invites Antoine, Claire and George. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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13 December 1961 (USA)  »

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all that glitters....
30 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

In Broca's career,it's the follow up to "Le Farceur" with the same actor Jean-Pierre Cassel ;this time,the director has all the trumps but one :

-Four brilliant actors:besides Cassel,François Périer as an archivist whose passion for history becomes a bore his wife courageously stands;Micheline Presles as a socialite with a lorgnette;and above all,a brunette Jean Seberg ,extremely beautiful,with a wonderful expressive look.The precedent user is entirely right when he wrote that she was never as attractive as in this film.

-As usual,a delightful score by Georges Delerue ,Paris waltz style.

-A remarkable black and white cinematography ,enhancing Paris and the country landscapes.

Unfortunately ,the screenplay is terribly derivative :these light-hearted banters make the movie seem like a luxurious box,as magnificent as Madeleine's desirable mansion ,but hollow.

I like De Broca's following works best:"Cartouche" "L'Homme De Rio" and his overlooked masterpiece "Le Roi De Cœur" .


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