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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

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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Trivia

Six months'preparation. The sequence of the accident took ten days to film. The film inspired a song performed by Frida Boccara (theme by Telemann): "L'année où Piccoli jouait les Choses de la Vie" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

la chanson d'hélène
by Romy Schneider with Michel Piccoli speaking
Composed by Philippe Sarde
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A movie you can see again and again.
15 December 2001 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Yesterday (Dec 15, 2001 I saw "Intersection" (with Richard Gere and Sharon Stone), so, I immediately wanted to see the original and ... there is no place like home. I went to a Blockbuster and, once again, the original is much better. Try to see it and you wont regret


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