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Live for Life (1967)

Vivre pour vivre (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 14 September 1967 (France)
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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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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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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Des Ronds Dans L'Eau
Composed by Raymond Le Sénéchal
French lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Enligh lyrics by Sonny Miller
Sung in English by Nicole Croisille
Sung in French by Annie Girardot
Published by Unart Music Corporation (BMI)
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`Live to Live', the life's difficulties of an old couple, a French reporter and his wife.
7 October 2001 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Yves Montand is a reporter who used to travel to in-war places during the 60s. Due to long periods of home absence without his wife he usually had other love stories. In this routine he met (Candice) Candice Bergen whom he fell in love immediately. His wife (Annie Girardot) finally perceived the way he ignored and lied her. All this compelled her to live her own life and finally leaving his husband alone. There is a Spanish proverb: `One never knows what one has until it is lost' and this is the end of the reporter.


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