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The Things of Life (1970)
"Les choses de la vie" (original title)

GP  -  Drama | Romance  -  13 March 1970 (France)
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Pierre, a successful engineer in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gérard Lartigau ...
Bertrand Bérard
Jean Bouise ...
François
Boby Lapointe ...
Le bétailleur
Hervé Sand ...
Le camionneur
Jacques Richard ...
L'infirmier
Betty Beckers ...
L'autostoppeuse
Dominique Zardi ...
L'autostoppeur
Gabrielle Doulcet ...
Guitte
Roger Crouzet ...
Le promoteur
Henri Nassiet ...
M. Bérard, le père de Pierre
Claude Confortès ...
Le docteur
Jerry Brouer ...
Le prétendant
Jean Gras ...
Georges, le chef de chantier
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Pierre, a successful engineer in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The extensive car accident sequence took 10 days to film. See more »

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In the car crash scene, the stunt double for Michel Piccoli is seen wearing brown gloves in close-ups. However Piccoli is bare-handed while driving. See more »

Quotes

Hélène: Tu m'aimes parce que je suis là. Mais s'il faut traverser la rue pour me rejoindre tu es perdu.
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Referenced in Romy (2009) See more »

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la chanson d'hélène
by Romy Schneider with Michel Piccoli speaking
Composed by Philippe Sarde
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My rating: 7
23 September 2013 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Well, the things of life are not always like this, neither are exactly like this. Maybe for its time this movie was something like documentary and representative for the decade but now it seem to me more like utopia and idealistic. I hurry to tell you why.

Most important, seen from south-eastern point of view the look over the man is strained a lot. He with capital "h" who is not clear with himself is being waited by his wife and son and his newly beloved. Almost deified. And he, in this time he is self-willed and frivolous...

From there on you know what this movie is about. The positive which I want to note is the approach including dreams while he is in coma. The viewer is being rose to the role of a shaman who is asked to interpret them. So, I leave to you the interpretation while I continue with my next critic of ideas in a movie.


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