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L'amour fou (1969)

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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bulle Ogier ...
Claire
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ...
Sébastien-Pyrrhus
André S. Labarthe ...
Le réalisateur
Josée Destoop ...
Marta-Hermione
Dennis Berry ...
Dennis-Pylade
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maddly Bamy ...
Madly-Céphise
Étienne Becker
Yves Beneyton ...
Yves-Oreste
Liliane Bordoni ...
Puck
Celia ...
Célia-Andromaque
Michel Delahaye ...
Michel-Phoenix
Françoise Godde ...
Françoise-Cléone
Didier Léon ...
Didier
Michèle Moretti ...
Michèle
Claude Richard ...
Philippe
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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at home. And life imitates fiction, creating a real tragedy for this couple when the man finds comfort with other women while the actress prefers to stay focused on her work, as if nothing is happening with her partner. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Lourd
16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Strikingly photographed, low key cinema verite, sometimes difused, sometimes harsh, high contrast black and white; it's almost like we're watching a film/ play, *and* a "Making Of" documentary of same, as the drama and dissolution of a marriage unfolds during rehearsals for a theatrical production- but the film goes on for four hours, and little happens, until a 20 minutes long mix of amour et fureur, as the couple take axes and chop down the walls of their apartment, and smash their television set with the same ax, vandalise the walls, and maybe reconcile.

I greatly enjoyed Rivette's later, Out 1, and can see its foundation being layed here in its lengthy runtime, and conversations filmed in mirrors, but I found this film to be quite a chore to endure. I look forward to watching Out 1 again, but can't say I have any interest in watching this again (and I watched it twice already, hoping something would click for me, but no such luck)


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