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A Man and a Woman (1966)
"Un homme et une femme" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  12 July 1966 (USA)
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jean-Louis Duroc (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Pierre Barouh ...
Pierre Gauthier
Valérie Lagrange ...
Valerie Duroc
Antoine Sire ...
Antoine Duroc (as Antoine)
Souad Amidou ...
Françoise Gauthier (as Souad)
Henri Chemin ...
Jean-Louis' Codriver
Yane Barry ...
Mistress of Jean-Louis
Paul Le Person ...
Garage Man
Simone Paris ...
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Gérard Sire ...
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A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception. They become friends, then close friends, and then she reveals that she can't have a lover because, for her, her husband's memory is still too strong. Much of the film is told wordlessly in action, or through hearing one of their thoughts as they go about their day. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Director cameo: Claude Lelouch is seen behind Jean-Louis at the Monte Carlo race. He is holding a camera. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Louis Duroc: Some Sundays start well and end badly. It's hard to believe- It's crazy to refuse happiness. If I had to go through this again, What would I do? Is there anything else I could do? To see her for months on end as a pal. What happens? You end up being pals, maybe. She wired, 'I love you.' Admit it boy, you just don't understand women.
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Plus fort que nous
Music by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Performed by Nicole Croisille and Pierre Barouh
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Moved me tremendously.
25 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that resonated to my core. I identified with the main character on numerous levels. First, the way he responded to his feelings about her; the way he took a chance and "went for it." The way he responded to her telegram at the ball. He jumped in his car and drove another few hundred miles to be with her; I have taken an equivalent leap in my own life, and never have regretted it. One doesn't get many such chances in this world. The way he drove again and met her train in Paris. One must grab for the gold ring when it comes around and hang on. One must be willing to risk looking ridiculous on occasion in order to have a shot at winning the Big Prize. I know, I'm a hopeless romantic. I love being a hopeless romantic. I know, most of the heavyweight reviewers have been somewhat lukewarm about this movie. Doesn't bother me a bit.


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