MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,359 this week

The Game Is Over (1966)
"La curée" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  22 June 1966 (France)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 369 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (adaptation), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 11 Dec 2010
 
list image
a list of 42 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 1267 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 14 Dec 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Game Is Over" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Game Is Over (1966)

The Game Is Over (1966) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Game Is Over.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon
The Chase (1966)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corrie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer
Mystery | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An astute businesswoman is completely devoted to her faithless husband, who must kill her to carry on with her pretty young niece. It turns out that the dead don't die so easily.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Gary Merrill, Jane Merrow, Georgina Cookson
Rollover (1981)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn
Cat Ballou (1965)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Director: Elliot Silverstein
Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hossein, Jean-Marc Bory
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon
Comedy | Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Sirpa Lane, Michel Duchaussoy, Mathieu Carrière
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: José Bénazéraf
Stars: Marina Nicolaïdes, Georges Planchon, Georges Claess
Hellé (1972)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Didier Haudepin, Maria Mauban
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Peter McEnery ...
Tina Aumont ...
Anne Sernet (as Tina Marquand)
Jacques Monod ...
M. Sernet
Howard Vernon ...
Lawyer
Douglas Read ...
Maitre d'Hotel
Ham-Chau Luong ...
Mr. Chou (as Ham Chau Luong)
Germaine Montero ...
Guest
Edit

Storyline

Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

22 June 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Game Is Over  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Organ Concerto, Opus 7
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Haendel)
Performed by Marie-Claire Alain
Conducted by Jean-François Paillard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
THE GAME IS OVER (Roger Vadim, 1966) ***
23 August 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

From what little I've watched of Vadim's work, this is his most consistently satisfying effort (though the best overall film would still be his famous horror compendium SPIRITS OF THE DEAD [1968], co-directed with Federico Fellini and Louis Malle).

Based on a novel by Emile Zola (curiously enough, the very next day I watched THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA [1937], a superb Hollywood biopic!), the film deals with a bourgeois family disrupted when the ageing patriarch's second and much younger bride falls for her husband's son from his earlier marriage (who is her peer); while the script isn't especially deep, the film is absorbing all the way. Impeccably shot by Claude Renoir, its garish style is very typical of 60s European Art-house cinema and the sitar-tinged score even gives it a psychedelic vibe!

The three main roles - Jane Fonda (married to Vadim at the time and therefore still in her "sex kitten" days), Peter McEnery (a surprising choice but a good one) and Michel Piccoli (effortlessly hypnotic, he's simply one of the finest - if largely unsung - actors of his generation) - are splendidly filled. The ending is somewhat abrupt and unresolved but, again, it's totally in keeping with the times in which it was made!


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Game Is Over (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?