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Life Upside Down (1964)

La vie à l'envers (original title)
Real estate agent Jacques Valin records his life story on a tape recorder when he loses job.

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Jacques Valin
Anna Gaylor ...
Viviane
Guy Saint-Jean ...
Fernand
Nicole Gueden ...
Nicole
Yvonne Clech ...
Madame Kerbel
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Monsieur Kerbel
Robert Bousquet ...
Paul
Nane Germon ...
La mère
André Thorent ...
Le docteur
Bernard Sury ...
L'inspecteur
Françoise Moncey ...
L'acrobate
Gilbert Meunier ...
Le gardien
Jenny Orléans ...
La concierge
Jacqueline Perez ...
La baigneuse
Jean Dewever ...
Le maire
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Real estate agent Jacques Valin records his life story on a tape recorder when he loses job.

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This is a plodding French film...
17 November 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 11/17/2001 - 4 out of 10(Dir-Alain Jessua ): This is a plodding French film which seems to be about self-discovery but is more about self-indulgence and ruining relationships with others by not acknowledging anyone to be of any importance except yourself. In some ways it appears like a descent into madness, but the main character chose this madness(it least it appears this way). I'm not sure I've seen more of a navel-gazing movie then this and this seems to be a norm of French films in this era. I'm sorry but as a movie-going expreience this is bothersome and gives no answers. I hope the film-maker got some psychiatric treatment(as it seems the character did near the end) after making this movie and found something more important in his life than himself(which the character did not).


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