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Release Date:
12 July 1966 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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a good story, well told can be appreciated now and then See more (58 total) »

Cast

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Anouk Aimée ... Anne Gauthier

Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Jean-Louis Duroc (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Pierre Barouh ... Pierre Gautier
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 ... Head Mistress
Gérard Sire ... Announcer

Directed by
Claude Lelouch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Lelouch  uncredited
Pierre Uytterhoeven 

Produced by
Claude Lelouch .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Francis Lai 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Lelouch 
 
Film Editing by
Claude Barrois 
Claude Lelouch (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Robert Luchaire 
 
Costume Design by
Richard Marvil 
 
Makeup Department
Jacques Cousty .... hair stylist
Denise Lemoigne .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Roger Fleytoux .... production manager
Pierre Pardon .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Gorsky .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean Baronnet .... sound engineer
Michel Fano .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Jean Beylieu .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Collomb .... lighting director
Daniel Lacambre .... assistant camera
Patrice Pouget .... lighting director
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Claude Lacambre .... apprentice editor (as Marie-Claude Poyer)
 
Music Department
Yvan Jullien .... orchestrator (as Ivan Julien)
Maurice Vander .... orchestrator
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un homme et une femme" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (cable rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Japan:G (2009) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The magazine Jean-Louis Duroc was reading, as his son drove the Ford Mustang, is the October 29, 1965 issue of Time magazine. The picture on the cover was that of Bill Moyers, with the heading of " The Young Man Next To The President".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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Samba SaravahSee more »

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Is the movie in English or French?
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22 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
a good story, well told can be appreciated now and then, 25 July 2000
Author: Duane A. Neitzel from Richland, Washington

`A Man and A Woman (Un homme et une femme)'. ****. (1966, France, Not Rated 102 min. Directed by Claude Lelouch with Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant). I recently watched `Lumière and Company' which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the movie industry. Forty directors from around the world produced 52-second films using the Lumière camera. The fifty-two second time limit and other constraints follow the construct of the first Lumière movie. Of the 40 films, the by-far-and-away best is the one of two lovers kissing. The man and woman are on a rotating stage so we get a 360-degree view of their kiss. In the background we see photographers each with progressively more modern cameras. The love or passion of the man and the woman don't change only the way we are able to view them now and then.

So what does this have to do with Claude Lelouch's 1996 movie, `A Man and A Woman'? Well he's the director that made the above mentioned film and it reminded me that it has been years since I last watched `A Man and A Woman.' I rented and watched it again.

Jean-Louis Duroc (Trintignant) and Anne Gauthier (Aimée) are a man and woman. They meet incidentally at the boarding school where they visit their children each weekend. He visits his son, she her daughter. She misses her train and he offers her ride back to ride back to Paris in his car. Slowly and cautiously we learn about them as they learn about one another. We learn about their jobs, their former spouses, and other details of their lives that have the movie viewer hoping this man and woman can become a couple.

Lelouch's technique in telling the story is wonderful. The film switches from black and white to color. The switch usually comes on the change from person-to-person conversation to personal thoughts or a recounting of the past. It's like Lelouch is using this change as quotation marks or thought balloons on the screen. We see/hear Jean-Louis' and Anne's thoughts as they question their feelings about beginning a new personnel relationship. I first saw this movie as a college student in 1966. I really liked it then. I wondered if I'd liked it now. The movie hasn't changed but I can assure you I have. `A Man and A Woman' proves that a good story, well told can be appreciated now and then. I highly recommend that you rent and watch `A Man and A Woman.'

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