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Live for Life (1967)
"Vivre pour vivre" (original title)

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Robert Colomb, a famous TV newscaster, is married to Catherine, but is continually unfaithful. He is about to replace his current mistress, Mireille, with Jacqueline when he meets, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Robert Colomb
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Candice
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Catherine Colomb
Irène Tunc ...
Mireille
Anouk Ferjac ...
Jacqueline
Uta Taeger ...
Lucie / Maid
Jean Collomb ...
Le maître d'hôtel / Waiter
Michel Parbot ...
Michel
Jacques Portet ...
Un ami de Candice / Photographer
Louis Lyonnet ...
Maurice Seveno ...
Himself / En personne
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Un photographe
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Léon Zitrone ...
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Robert Colomb, a famous TV newscaster, is married to Catherine, but is continually unfaithful. He is about to replace his current mistress, Mireille, with Jacqueline when he meets, and becomes fascinated with Candice. He takes her along on an assignment in Kenya and later establishes an "arrangement" with her in Amsterdam. When he tells Catherine about the affair, she is silent. He is assigned to Viet Nam, tells Candice their affair is over and, to his astonishment, discovers that is more than acceptable to her as she as tired of him. Returning from a Vietnamese prison he decides to return also to Catherine, but discovers she has made a new life for herself. He ponders whether he should break into her life again, rekindle their old love or just disappear from her life. While he is pondering, Catherine---a big hand for the little lady---makes the decision for this selfish and conceited ass. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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After "A MAN AND A WOMAN", the new love story by Claude Lelouch

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14 September 1967 (France)  »

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Soundtracks

All At Once It's Love
Composed by Francis Lai
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh and Jerry Keller
Performed by Louis Aldebert
Published by Northern Music Corporation (ASCAP)
(English version of "Aujourd'hui c'est toi" from "Un homme et une femme")
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If life's for living,what's living for?
23 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie when it was theatrically released in 1967.I enjoyed it a lot.But when I saw it again on the telly a few years back,I asked myself:"How could I have come to like that?" I could say the same of all the Lelouch I saw when I was young.Those movies have become dated ,politically correct (with the exception of "la vie l'amour la mort" but it was Lelouch dutifully stepping into the shoes of André Cayatte),sometimes entertaining (le voyou:1970;la bonne année :1974),often so overlooong and pretentious they are almost unbearable (toute une vie:1974;les uns et les autres:1981).

"Vivre pour vivre" is still watchable,at a pinch ,for the actors (the best of the three leads is arguably Annie Girardot).The historical context (the Vietnam war) adds nothing to the psychological plot and dates the movie.


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