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The Fire Within (1963)
"Le feu follet" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  7 October 1966 (USA)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »

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Maurice Ronet ...
Léna Skerla ...
Lydia
Yvonne Clech ...
Mademoiselle Farnoux
Hubert Deschamps ...
D'Averseau
Jean-Paul Moulinot ...
Mona Dol ...
Madame La Barbinais
Pierre Moncorbier ...
Moraine
René Dupuy ...
Charlie (as René Dupuis)
Bernard Tiphaine ...
Milou
Bernard Noël ...
Ursula Kubler ...
Fanny
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Eva
Alain Mottet ...
Urcel
François Gragnon ...
François Minville
Romain Bouteille ...
Jérôme Minville
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old days' friends. None of them will be helpful, increasing Alain's distress. Written by Yepok

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The Minville twins, well-off OAS sympathisers, were added to the script by Malle as a criticism of right wing nouvelle vague directors and their support for the French occupation of Algeria. See more »

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When Alain is crossing the road, a man pushes him over to save him, throwing his books on the floor. The next scene, both men are seen picking up the books. The cut between both scenes is visibly clear. See more »

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Alain Leroy: Tomorrow, I kill myself.
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they all are already dead before he will commit suicide
5 August 2005 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

for me personally after making this film L. Malle should have quited his profession because it is his number one which comparing to the other his movies is a giant

first time, i saw this film about 10 years ago and was completely excited about but when I grew up I stated that it is so empty, without soul, without life, without anything what could be priceless. the main hero who wants to commit suicide and people around him who are already dead - they live, talk and walk but don't feel don't miss don't hate and don't love. Everything looks like the royal family (aristocracy) which is childless and the only thing which is left is to die!

the film is filled with emptiness but whenever I watch it I want to live just to see movies like this one


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